Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash

I have to admit, I don't like squash very much. Is it sweet, is it savory? The texture throws me off too, but I was determined to increase my veggie intake, so I knew I had to incorporate squash into my diet somehow. Then I saw this recipe in the Taste of Home Magazine and knew this was a possible way to make me like squash.

Let me tell you, I loved it!!! I loved the buttery-ness, paired with the sweet honey and the savory thyme. The contrast of sweet and salty is wonderful. It almost had a creamy testure, which I enjoyed more than just roasted squash. Mr.B gave it one thumb up and one thumb down. He ate his serving without complaining, so it couldn't have been that bad, LOL. I served it with Orange Glazed Pork Roast and it paired perfectly. I did have to omit the parsley and used ground thyme.


Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

1 large butternut squash (about 5 pounds), peeled and cubed
1/4 cup butter, cubed
3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Place squash in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until tender.Drain. Mash squash with the remaining ingredients.
Yield: 10 servings.

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Carol@easytobeglutenfree said...

OMG this sounds fantastic. I love butternut squash and always looking for new ways to fix it. And thyme is one of my favorite herbs. I am definitely going to be making this with my next butternut squash.

Melynda said...

You can tell it is butternut squash season, and I could not be happier. This looks great, thanks.

Hally said...

Looks DELISH! Can't wait to try it.

ButterYum said...

I need to make this very, very soon!


Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

What a perfect Fall and Winter dish ~ I love the combination of flavors.

Thanks for sharing! ~m

susan said...

Butternut squash is definitely on my grocery list and menu this week. I love TOH too and find great "do-able" recipes there. Thanks for sharing this--I missed it in the magazine :)

Alison said...

Thank you for sharing... I'm in the same boat as you, not being a huge butternut squash fan. But I can see how this would be good with a pork roast! ~Prairie Story

Jerri said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Hope you'll stop by again this week. I'm celebrating my blogiversary with a giveaway for a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

Christy said...

this looks like comfort food at its best! i can just imagine curling up by the fire with a bowl of this. thank you for linking up to tuesday night supper club.