Roasted Kubota Squash

When it’s fall and winter, squash is a great alternative side dish to the over utilized potato. Kubota is a Japanese squash that tastes a little bit like sweet potato and pumpkin.  It has an earthy chestnut flavor with a touch of sweetness.  Microwaving prior to breaking it down makes the job easier.  We then simply slice, roast with spices and herbs, and optionally finish it in butter.  This is a great side dish for roasted chicken, or pork!

Servings:

as desired

Time:

30 minutes

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kubota squash (you will likely only use ¼ to ½ depending on servings desired)

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Nutmeg

  • Brown sugar

  • Butter (optional)

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STEPS

  1. Microwave the squash for approximately 3 minutes on high

  2. Cut the top off the squash, and divide in half, remove the seeds and stringy portions

  3. Divide the squash into quarters, and slice into 1” thick slices

  4. Toss in oil, salt, pepper, nutmeg, brown sugar, and place on a well oiled baking sheet lined with foil

  5. Bake at 400 F for approximately 20 - 30 minutes, check for doneness with a fork

  6. Serve immediately with optional tab of butter