Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Maple-Blue Cheese Roasted Banana Squash

I found this terrific recipe on Closet Cooking and the combination of flavors sounded really delicious. In reality, it's not so much a recipe as a complimentary set of ingredients. The squash is simple to cook up, and yet definitely makes for an impressive side dish. All the parts of this dish perfectly complement each other: the tender squash with slightly crispy bits, the creamy and tangy cheese, and the subtle sweetness from the maple syrup.

Just peel and cut up your favorite squash (I used banana squash, but you could use butternut squash or another squash that you prefer). Toss the cubes with olive oil and freshly ground black pepper. Roast the squash in a 400 degree oven until tender and browned. Transfer the squash to a bowl and toss with crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with a bit of maple syrup, and taste for seasoning (depending on how salty your blue cheese is, you might or might not want to add a bit of salt). Enjoy!


  1. I'm always drawn to the combination of sweet and savory flavors, these sound warm and delicious :)!

  2. This is a really great flavour combo!

  3. WOW! I just made this and it is so wonderful and easy. Thanks.