This is a quick and fun side dish for the whole family. It’s quick to prepare, but it takes some time in the oven. Since we are in October I decided to make a funny Halloween decoration. For the tongue I used sliced strawberries, for the eyes I used candy eyes, you can use a marshmallow and a chocolate chip and make your own eyes, any fruit would work great too. For the “legs and arms” I used green beans. Good luck! And if you make this funny dish let me know!
1 Butternut Squash
Salt and pepper
For the eyes you can use candy eyes, an olive and cheese, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, green beans for the legs and arms, anything that you can think of.
Preheat oven at 400 F
Grease a baking dish with some olive oil or butter
Using a peeler, peel the butternut squash
Cut in half, lengthwise
With a spoon scoop out the seeds, reserve the seeds.
In a cutting board place the butternut squash with the inside part facing down
With a sharp knife slice through the round sides, make sure that you don’t cut all the way through
Transfer the butternut squash to the prepared baking dish
Brush both sides with olive oil or butter
Starting with the inside part sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, dried sage, turn facing down and repeat with the top
Bake at 400 F until the butternut squash has a nice color and is soft to the touch
Take out of the oven
Decor and serve
If you try to slice your butternut squash and it is too hard, bake first for about 15/20 mins. Take it out of the oven, let it cool down and finish slicing.