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Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese Recipe

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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Total Time: Under 1 Hour
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Moderate
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Butternut Squash with Pecans and Blue Cheese

Photo by: Joseph De Leo

This has many strings to its bow: It serves as a vegetarian alternative to the Thanksgiving turkey; it gussies up a plate of cold leftover turkey; it adds the right balance of mellow warmth and tang to any plain wintry dish; it is a good whole meal on days when you just feel fleshed out.

Yield: Serves 6–8

INGREDIENTS
  • 4½ lbs butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 stalks fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup crumbled Roquefort or other blue cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Halve the squash, leaving the skin on, and scoop out the seeds, then cut into 1-inch cubes; you don’t need to be precise, just keep the pieces uniformly small.

Put into a roasting pan with the oil and strip about 4 stalks of thyme of their leaves, sprinkling over the butternut squash. If you can’t get any fresh thyme, sprinkle over dried. Roast in the oven for about 30–45 minutes or until tender.

Once out of the oven, remove the squash to a bowl and scatter over the pecans and crumble over the cheese, tossing everything together gently.

Check the seasoning and add the last couple of stalks of thyme, torn into small sprigs, to decorate.


© 2007 Nigella Lawson
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

303kcal (15%)
246mg (10%)
32g
6g
19g (29%)
0g
5g (23%)
10g
3g
13mg (4%)
6g
7g
105mg
982mg
1375mcg RAE (46%)
53mg (88%)
220mg (22%)
2mg (12%)
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