Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and if you still don’t have your recipes picked or are looking for something new this year- look no further. Shawl Dawls has you covered with this mouth watering butternut squash recipe. I gave this recipe a try this weekend, and it was picked off by everyone within an hour after taking it out of the oven. This scrumptious side dish will have all your guests impressed and asking for seconds. They’ll have no clue how amazingly easy it is to make, so let’s just keep it our little secret.
- 1 Large butternut squash – You can find this at your local grocery store or farmers market
- 1 – 2 TBSP Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- 2 Cups of cranberries
- 3 – 4 TBSP of honey
- Feta cheese to taste (optional)
- Ground cinnamon
- Dried or fresh parsley, depending on your preferences. (optional)
Now let’s get cooking!
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, and start cutting your squash. It may be easier to boil your squash first as cutting and peeling can get difficult otherwise. If not, go ahead and cut first then peel. Just be careful as you do! Cut out any seeds you come across. After peeling, dice the squash into decent chunks.
- Drizzle olive oil into your baking sheet or pan. Pour the diced squash in.
- Season the squash with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
- Put the dish into the oven for about 25 minutes. While it bakes, wash your cranberries and get them ready.
- After 25 minutes, pull out the baking pan and add in about two cups of cranberries. You can always add more or less!
- Put it back into the oven for 15 minutes so that the cranberries can soften and wrinkle. They should easily burst when you poke them.
- Remove the pan and turn the oven off. Evenly distribute honey and cinnamon across the pan. You can always add less honey if you want a more savory dish.
- Add the feta cheese and parsley last for a splash of color and flavor. If you don’t really enjoy the taste of feta cheese, you can always pass on it. The dish will still taste delicious!
And walla! You’re done! Easy right? Now just throw on your Shawliday outfit and enjoy your Thanksgiving!