Baked Red Kuri Squash
Accompanying Newsletter: Squash at its Best
Baking squash is an easy and tasty way to prepare squash. For a crunchy snack, toast squash seeds.
2 pound Red Kuri or other winter squash
Butter, ghee or palm or coconut oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cut squash in half* and scoop out seeds. Rub interior and exterior with fat and a sprinkle of salt. Place, cut side down, in a shallow baking dish or cookie sheet. Bake for about 45-50 minutes (30 minutes for Delicata) or until the shell starts to wrinkle or sag and the squash is soft to the touch. Serve in wedges.
Puree left over squash, season and serve as a side dish, add to a soup or use as a pie filling.
*If a squash is too awkward to cut, bake it whole at 350 degrees until it feels soft to the touch, from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending upon its size and variety.
May you be well nourished,