You may have seen or tried hasselback potatoes, but how about hasselback butternut squash? Our recipe calls for a caramelized onion stuffing and browned butter topping for remarkably rich results.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

roast:
30 mins at 400°
prep:
45 mins
Servings:
6
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Caramelized Onion Hasselback Squash

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  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray.

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  • Place squash halves, flat sides down, in prepared pan. Brush with the melted butter and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt and the pepper. Roast 10 minutes; cool. Cut squash crosswise at base of neck pieces, about 1/2 inch from edges of cavities.

  • Place squash neck pieces, flat sides down, on a work surface. Arrange chopsticks or wooden spoons lengthwise on opposite sides of each neck piece. Cut squash crosswise into 1/4-inch slices, stopping when knife reaches chopsticks or spoon handles to prevent slicing all the way through.

  • In a small bowl combine Gruyere cheese, Caramelized Onions, Browned Butter, fresh thyme.

  • Stuff 1/4 cup of the onion mixture between squash slices.

  • Stir crushed croutons and chicken broth into remaining onion mixture; divide between squash cavities.

  • Return squash to pan and roast 20 to 30 minutes more or until tender. Top with additional thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (Caramelized Onion Hasselback Squash)

272 calories; total fat 16g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 39mg; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 4g; sugar 6g; protein 8g.

Browned Butter

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  • In a small saucepan heat butter over low heat until melted. Continue heating until butter turns a light golden brown.

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Caramelized Onions

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  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion, salt and pepper. Cook, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover; cook and stir over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes more or until golden.

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