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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Twice Baked Butternut Squash
Vegan; Omit the breadcrumbs to make Gluten Free

During the feast over Christmas I made these.... Since I was sick and couldn't taste anything, I wasn't sure how these came out. However, now that I have my taste buds back-I LOVE these!!!! I top mine with a little Chipotle Cayenne Vegan Parmesan Cheese for the extra kick that we love in the house!

2-3 small or 1-2 large butternut squash
1/4 small onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup plain soy yogurt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 Tablespoon thyme

1. Cut squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and membranes
place face down on a cookie sheet, add about 1/4 inch water and bake at 350 for 40-75 minutes (depending on the size of the squash), then remove from oven and allow to cool until they are comfortable to hold in your hand.

2. Scoop out the cooked squash into a mixing bowl and return the hollowed out skins to the baking sheet, hollow side up.

3. In a saute pan, cook the onions, garlic and pepper in the olive oil until softened (about 7-10 minutes) then add to the mixing bowl add cumin, mustard, and soy yogurt.

4. Fill the skins with the mixture, top with breadcrumbs and sprinkle with thyme
bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until heated through and breadcrumbs are toasted.

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