Who’s ready for some amazing grilled butternut squash? Me!
Now that we are officially into the fall season, there are just a few more weekends to enjoy making meals on our outdoor gas grill. It is also that time of year when there is an abundance of butternut squash. I have never tried grilling squash, until now. Let me tell ya… it may not look like much, but this turned out amazing!
It only took a few minutes to cut up and remove the seeds from two butternut squash. As you can see by the picture, I didn’t do anything fancy and I left the thick skin on the squash. (Just look at all of that glorious golden goodness sitting on that pan!)
I placed the butternut squash onto the grate of our grill that was preheated to a temp of 400 degrees. I let the squash cook, (flipping it and moving it around) for approximately every 5 – 8 minutes. The total cooking time: 30 minutes. (If you cut your squash thinner it will obviously take less cooking time.)
Side Note: Try smoking butternut squash on a smoker grill sometime!
Where you go from here with your grilled butternut squash is totally your decision. It’s fantastic simply grilled (and a whole lot healthier), or… you can doctor it up like I did and make it outstanding!
Here is how I topped mine:
- crumbled gluten free bacon
- a handful of organic pecans
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- several pinches of nutmeg
- a dash of pink Himalayan sea salt
- a sprinkle of brown sugar
- a drizzle of pure maple syrup
Now you can make a meal with just this dish, or you can serve it as a side dish. Either way, it is truly delicious!
Grilling butternut squash gives it a rustic and primitive look, and of course, it also gives it a slight grilled flavor. By added a few extra toppings… well, you send it right over the top on the yummy chart!
What is your favorite why to eat squash?