What to do with a butternut squash?

Discussion in 'SW Winter Warmer Recipes' started by ladypancho, 4 April 2010 Social URL.

  1. ladypancho

    ladypancho Full Member

    Posts:
    60
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi I'm new to this site. I hope I am posting in the right place.
    I have a butternut squash that I got in the slimmer of the week basket.
    I once tried butternut squash chips and didn't like them and seems to have put me off butternut squashes because I have never bought one since.
    Anyone got any idea what I can do with it please?
    X
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. Karmacoma

    Karmacoma ::

    Posts:
    294
    Likes Received:
    7
    Start Weight:
    21st9lb
    Current Weight:
    20st10lb
    Goal Weight:
    14st4lb
    Lost(%):
    0st13lb(4.29%)
    Diet:
    Healthy Eating & Exercise
    Hi!
    Oooh many things, I like to chop it up and put it in a risotto. Or chop it into big chunks and roast it in the oven with some garlic and rosemary! :D
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Lovin it !!! :)

    Posts:
    10,204
    Likes Received:
    245
    On the WW recipes area there is a great recipe for Red Pepper & Butternut Soup which is delicious. Personally I love the chips. They are just the best with chicken & some salad :)
     
  5. Circes

    Circes Strutting her stuff

    Posts:
    7,766
    Likes Received:
    201
    Start Weight:
    17st12lb
    Current Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st5lb(41.2%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    There are lots of squash recipes in the recipe forum so try doing a search there.

    Also check out this website
    Slimming Eats
     
  6. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    13st7.5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(3.96%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Chopit up with an onion and some chicken stock - simmer till soft then blend for a lovely thick soup.

    Or just chop into chunks and roast in the oven - no need to peel as it goes soft enough to eat.

    My mums bringing round a bacon and butternut squash risotto for our tea tomorrow night from the sw cookbook (dad and hubby are deserting us for footie!). Will let you know how it goes (the risotto, not the footie)
     
  7. eternity

    eternity Gold Member

    Posts:
    1,926
    Likes Received:
    79
    Start Weight:
    16st6lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st6lb
    Lost(%):
    7st0lb(42.61%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    SW
    I find it very sweet so I like it mixed with other veg in roasted vegetables.
     
  8. *Emsie*

    *Emsie* Gold Member

    Posts:
    21,556
    Likes Received:
    95
    Diet:
    Slimming World from home
  9. cheraus

    cheraus Full Member

    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    18st12lb
    Current Weight:
    18st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(2.27%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Jen 3 the risotto sounds delicious will have to try one! i love butternut squash but it takes me ages to prepare (i must be doing it wrong i'm sure) however i didn't realise you could eat the peel so that'll save me loads of time lol!
     
  10. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    13st7.5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(3.96%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I just left the peel on once when roasting as thought it would be easier to peel when cooked and was amazed at how soft it went!! So now I just eat it - got to be good for you too - isnt the fibre usually in the skin?
     
  11. NewSlimmerMe

    NewSlimmerMe Full Member

    Posts:
    385
    Likes Received:
    6
    Diet:
    Slimming world - Body Optimise
    I second this; my favourite way to have it is in a nice, hot curry!
     
  12. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

    Posts:
    8,369
    Likes Received:
    156
    Start Weight:
    22st0lb
    Current Weight:
    19st7lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st7lb(11.36%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World - Green Days only.
    I love it roasted, mashed, chipped and cooked the SW way, and I like it in casseroles & curries too.
     
  13. avisk

    avisk xx

    Posts:
    2,303
    Likes Received:
    92
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    For a quick lunch, I take a small butternut squash, cut it in half lengthways, spray it with Frylight and cook it , cut side down, on a baking dish in the oven until it is soft.

    Turn it up the right way, scoop out the seeds, sprinkle with some salt, lots of black pepper, and some finely grated parmesan cheese. Eat with a spoon!
     
  14. Shirleen

    Shirleen Gold Member

    Posts:
    5,605
    Likes Received:
    64
    Start Weight:
    21st12.5lb
    Current Weight:
    21st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st8.5lb(2.77%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Bin it...tis disgusting stuff lol
     
  15. jen3

    jen3 Silver Member

    Posts:
    1,382
    Likes Received:
    10
    Start Weight:
    13st7.5lb
    Current Weight:
    13st0.0lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st7.5lb(3.96%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    Well the bacon and squash risotto was lovely. Even better when cooked by someone else!!!
     
  16. Lucky7

    Lucky7 Gold Member

    Posts:
    2,522
    Likes Received:
    26
    Start Weight:
    10st4lb
    Current Weight:
    10st4lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    MMmm - spicy butternut squash soup. My fave!!
     
  17. icklerockchick

    icklerockchick slow but steady!

    Posts:
    6,492
    Likes Received:
    23
    Start Weight:
    12st1lb
    Current Weight:
    9st8.5lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st0lb
    Lost(%):
    2st6.5lb(20.41%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    For those lazy people out there such as myself, I discovered that M&S sell bags of frozen butternut squash all cut up already for you! As I find it a bit of a chore to cut it up!

    X
     
  18. littlebird1967

    littlebird1967 Member

    Posts:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    13st1lb
    Current Weight:
    13st1lb
    Goal Weight:
    11st7lb
    Lost(%):
    0st0lb(0%)
    Diet:
    Weightwatchers
    i either cut it into chunks and roast it and put it in a salad for my lunch with cous cous (flavoured), onions, fresh beetroot, tomatoes, egg and rocket - love it ( free on green)

    or i roast it (does take a while) and stuff it with sausages, bacon, onions, mushrooms and cheese (HE) which can be totally free on a red providing you use Joes free sausages.
     
  19. cheraus

    cheraus Full Member

    Posts:
    99
    Likes Received:
    5
    Start Weight:
    18st12lb
    Current Weight:
    18st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st6lb(2.27%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    omg i was just thinking how much easier it'd be if you get it already prepared! best get myself to m&s!:D
     
  20. kitty75

    kitty75 Full Member

    Posts:
    175
    Likes Received:
    1
    Also sell it cut & prepared in bags at Asda...I would imagine they cheaper than M&S.
    Got some roasting in my oven now....;P
     
  21. Littletreasure

    Littletreasure Full Member

    Posts:
    55
    Likes Received:
    1
    Start Weight:
    10st9lb
    Current Weight:
    9st6lb
    Goal Weight:
    9st4lb
    Lost(%):
    1st3lb(11.41%)
    Diet:
    Slimming World
    I've just bought a bag of ready prepared butternut squash in Tesco (reduced as it has today's date on it). Been wondering what it tastes like so will be trying it for tea today.
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.
Loading...