Winter Basil Squash

Winter Basil Squash - A veggie packed Thanksgiving side that is sure to steal the party! #Healthy #RealFood #CleanEating

Winter Basil Squash - A veggie packed Thanksgiving side that is sure to steal the party! #Healthy #RealFood #CleanEating

This year we tried a whole bunch of new plants in our garden just for fun. One of which was this fantastic winter squash. The Pennsylvania Dutch Crookneck Squash. We cooked it up for the first time into this fabulous basil dish and we seriously thought we had died and gone to Heaven!

You can of course use any kind of winter squash (acorn, butternut, sweet meat, banana etc.) or we even think sweet potatoes would be divine. It’s incredibly fast and insanely easy to put together. We are thinking it would be a great side for Thanksgiving. Definitely a dish to steal the party!

Winter Basil Squash

Ingredients

Directions

Divide butter in half and slice into a casserole dish. Place onion and garlic in the butter. Layer in the squash and season with salt, pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle basil on top. Slice remaining butter and layer on top. Cover with glass lid and bake at 375º until the squash is tender. This should take around 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven, remove lid and sprinkle on cheese. Return to oven without lid and let bake until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

Some of our other Thanksgiving favorites are Do Everything Dough (as the most amazing rolls you have ever eaten), Pumpkin Squares, Pumpkin Scones, French Onion Dip (for a gorgeous veggie tray) and Mint and Ginger Refresher.

We have many more veggie centered Thanksgiving side dishes on the way! Don’t forget to Subscribe to make sure you don’t miss a thing. You will receive our free Clean Eating for Beginners E-book when you do!

We’d also love to connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram 🙂

Have you ever tried a funky squash?

***Please note that there are affiliate links on this page. This means that if you follow one of the links and make a purchase we will receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. This helps us to continue to bring you good content. Thank you for your support! Easy Peasy Life Matters LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.***
Creative K Kids Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Save

12 Comment

  1. We will just love your Winter Basil Squash, just pinned and can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much! Have a fantastic week 🙂

  2. It’s always nice to have a side dish that can be featured as the main dish – squash does that very nicely.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Very true! It’s cooks up really quick too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Anne says: Reply

    I love squash! Especially Spaghetti Squash. This recipe would probably be good with spaghetti squash. Thanks for sharing on healthy living link party!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      That is a fantastic idea! We are going to have to give it a try! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Audrey says: Reply

    My squash plants did not do well this year, I will have to pick some up at the Farmer’s Market to make this. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K KidsTasty Tuesdays Linky Party

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Oh sad! We’ve had years like that too. Farmer’s Markets are great for that!

  5. I just love winter squash and so I am excited to get a new recipe for it! Thank you!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      So glad you like it! Winter squash is really the best! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Growing and cooking your own squash? Cool beyond words! 😉 N x

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      It really makes it an extra treat to be able to taste the “fruit of our labors.” LOL Thanks for stopping by!

Leave a Reply