Butternut Squash, Two Ways

by Jenn on October 27, 2009

in Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Soups,Vegetarian

Buttery Pan-Fried Butternut Squash

Creamy Butternut & Pumpkin Soup

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These two dishes came from the same butternut squash.  Actually, the first dish went on to become the second.  I LOVED the first dish.  Roasted butternut squash, pan fried with cannellini beans in a LOT of butter with sage, tarragon, and nutmeg.  The buttery smoothness to the squash was delicious and made the flavor melt in my mouth.  However, the flavor was apparently too mild for other members of my family and they wanted more flavor.  I still say that this makes a great side dish.  If you make this, let me know what you think!

So what did I do to rectify the problem? Well, the next night, I just turned it into a soup!  While the idea of adding a meat like ham to add flavor was tempting, I really wanted to keep this vegetarian.  So I pureed the squash dish, added some pumpkin puree and broth, and of course copious amounts of heavy cream, and voila, a completely different dish!  Mixing these two very distinct and flavorful squashes together in soup blended really well.  You don’t need much pumpkin because it’s flavor is very prominent.

This is also my submission to the Holiday Food Fest, Thanksgiving and Fall Dishes hosted by Tasty Eats at Home!

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Maria October 27, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I am loving soup season! I have to try this one.

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Lauren October 27, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Yummy =D. Squash soups of any kind have always been one of my favourites, but I like the sound of the panfried one as well!

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Lauren October 27, 2009 at 11:37 pm

Yummy =D. Squash soups of any kind have always been one of my favourites, but I like the sound of the panfried one as well!

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Ben October 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

Both dishes look delicious! I never know what to do with butternut squashes and these are great ideas. Beautiful blog! :)

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Ben October 28, 2009 at 10:27 am

Both dishes look delicious! I never know what to do with butternut squashes and these are great ideas. Beautiful blog! :)

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Alta November 17, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Both sound lovely! I think the first would be perfect. But then again, I’m one to pan-fry butternut and just eat it plain, it’s so good. I’d be happy if you gave me either!

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