Brown Sugar and Chipotle Baked Butternut Squash

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on November 4, 2010

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Butternut squash.
Brown sugar.
Chipotle powder.
Bake.
Eat.

Its that simple and easy. We really liked the sweet and spicy brown sugar-chipotle combination. The puddle of brown sugar in the squash cavity is the best part!

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Brown Sugar and Chipotle Baked or Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

serves about 2 as a side dish

1 small butternut squash, about 3/4 lb
1 teaspoon olive oil or butter
3 tablespoons light brown sugar, more or less depending on how sweet you like it
1/4 tea spoon chipotle powder, or according to taste
salt

Pre heat oven to 350 f

Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Place the squash, cut side up, in an oven proof dish or baking tray that has been lined with foil. Brush olive oil or butter over the cut surfaces and insides of the squash. Sprinkle brown sugar, chipotle, and salt on the squash. I like to sprinkle just a little on top and put most the brown sugar mixture in the cavity of the squash.

Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes or till the squash is soft and sugar is bubbly but not burnt. Check on it periodically while baking, because sugar will burn easily.

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1 Rosa November 4, 2010 at 11:20 am

Just wonderful!

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Jacqueline November 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

What a great idea! Looks really tasty :)

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3 Tamanna November 4, 2010 at 4:06 pm

oh my this looks beautiful!

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4 Soma November 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

I am sold with just the first picture!

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5 Astrid November 5, 2010 at 7:42 am

Great idea, the recipe is SO much easier than peeling and cubing a squash like I usually do. Thanks. Here’s my roasted squash with quiona…I’ll try you recipe with the other squashes I have tucked away for winter.

http://carfreeinannarbor.blogspot.com/2010/10/quinoa-pilaf-with-squash-and-tofu.html

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6 cumin November 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

Thats a stunning picture. It was like an illusion tat the butternut squash, looked like a small spoon against the backdrop

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7 Stevie November 9, 2010 at 8:49 am

This looks like an exciting upgrade for the Thanksgiving roasted squash. As always, your pics and food ideas are really thrilling!

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8 Lauren November 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Awesome, simple, healthy, and beautiful squash recipe! I especially love the added heat from chipotle powder… will need to make this soon.

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9 anna November 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

Yum! I love the sweet and spicy flavor combo. I stocked up on squash when it was on super sale last week so I think I’ll give this a try!

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10 justhomemade December 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

Sala,

Those beautiful pictures of your roasted squash coaxed me t0 roast one for myself. Loved scooping it out of the pit just like the way you said it…
Here’s my roasted squash!
http://justhomemade.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/roasted-butternut-squash/

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11 A M January 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Hey…
U must be enjoying your vacation while this caught my eye… Baking it right now but realized I need a better knife to cut such veggies!

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12 A M January 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

jus realized i should have made some slits in the squash :| jus to make sure the suga got into deep places!

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