Whipped Butternut Squash and Red Onions

This is a very simple recipe; apart from roasting the squash, it’ll take you only 15 minutes to prepare. Stick a serving spoon in and pass it around.
By Bryan Picard

Whipped Butternut Squash and Red Onions
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Recipe Type: Side dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 butternut squash (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt
  • a dash of hot sauce (optional)
  1. Split the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and roast in the oven at 375-400°F for about an hour, until you can easily pierce it with a knife.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, gently cook the onions in 2 tablespoons of butter for no more than 2 minutes.
  3. Once the squash is cooked, scoop out the flesh, and whisk it in a bowl with the rest of the butter and cream. Add the onions and season with salt and hot sauce.
  4. Put the mixture back in the skin and serve.
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