Baking Buttercup Squash In The Oven
The primary difference is that because of the constant heat circulation the squash bakes a bit quicker and at a slightly lower temperature.
Baking buttercup squash in the oven. Baking winter squash in a convection oven is essentially the same as baking the squash in a regular oven. To cook a sweet and savory buttercup squash dish in the oven start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees f. If baking halves add about 1 4 inch water to the pan. Then place the squash cut side up on a greased baking sheet and season it with olive oil butter salt and pepper.
If you like pumpkin you ll love buttercup squash. Finally roast the squash in the oven for 45 50 minutes at 350 degrees fahrenheit or until it s tender enough to stick a fork into. You ll know when the squash is done based on how easily a butter knife inserts into the flesh of the squash and also based on the wonderful smell. Next coat a baking dish with non stick cooking spray and lay the squash wedges inside in a single layer.
Remove seeds and fibers. Place face down on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour water into dish around squash halves. According to wikipedia buttercup squash can be roasted baked and mashed into soups among a variety of filler uses much like pumpkin.
Rub the flesh of the squash with the olive oil. Place it whole or halves with cut sides up in an ungreased baking pan or dish. How to cook squash in the oven. Place squash cut sides down in a 9x13 baking dish.
Bake face down in oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Bake a smaller squash whole by piercing the skin with a knife in several places or by cutting it in half and removing the seeds and fibers. Brush the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat oven to 400 f.
Pour about of an inch of water in the bottom of the pan and roast the squash in a 350 degree oven until tender. On the stovetop buttercup squash can also be cooked in a pot of boiling. Dot squash halves with butter and. You can identify a buttercup squash by its dark green skin squatty squarish shape and the funny inset domed belly button on the base.
Now thanks to my challenge i have a new favorite buttercup squash. Place squash halves cut side up in ungreased baking dish 11x7x1 1 2 inches. Place the cleaned halves cut side up on a rimmed baking sheet or in a shallow baking dish. To learn how to bake a whole butternut squash in the oven scroll down.
It s one of the sweetest varieties of winter squash and its seeds are a great snack food just like pumpkin seeds.