basics // cooking squash

Now, this isn't really a proper recipe, and I feel a bit silly writing it up.....but quite a few people have asked how to cook squash, so here it is!  This is a super simple and yummy way to cook your squash, and is similar to how we cook pumpkin as well.

First, you'll want to wash your squash, and then cut it in half, and then use a spoon to scoop out all of the seeds and gunk in the middle.

Now, we normally just bake our squash by placing it in a casserole dish, popping the lid on, and cooking it at 350 degrees for around 45 mintes to an hour (this will depend on the size of your squash pieces).  You'll know it's done once a fork easily pierces the flesh!

Or you can choose to roast your squash!  Just brush a bit of oil (olive, coconut, doesn't matter!) on the flesh, add a bit of salt and pepper, and place the squash face down on a cookie sheet.  Cook at 350 for around 45 minutes to an hour, until tender.  Check it every 20 minutes or so, and brush on more oil if your squash starts to stick to the pan at all.  Flip right-side up for the last 5 minutes (this is an excellent time to add your butter and/or brown sugar to get it nice and melty!).

Check out those caramely edges!  

Serve with a butter or a bit of brown sugar, and this makes a wonderfully easy side dish!  Or you can use it in another recipe.  Jordyn and I just made stuffed Acorn squash the other day, and it was the bomb (recipe coming soon!).