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Grilled Butternut Squash

 

Who’s ready for some amazing grilled butternut squash? Me!

Grilled Butternut Squash

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!  20150910_183111_6_bestshot

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!)

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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!

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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?

Enjoy!

Linda

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Todd May 5, 2017, 5:53 pm
    What a great way to do butternut squash. I've only added these toppings to sweet potatoes, but I bet it's amazing on grilled butternut squash! Another recipe in my long list of recipes to try. I think I need to buy a few more tanks of gas!
    • Blessed Beyond Crazy May 5, 2017, 8:14 pm
      Hi Todd, Yep! Grilled butternut squash is pretty yummy! We always try to keep an extra propane tank on hand because we grill on a regular basis when the weather permits. Here's to some tasty grilling! Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message too! Enjoy! Linda

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