hl - Seasonal Squash Menu
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place squash cut side up in a large baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cover dish with foil. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until flesh is tender when pierced with a knife. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
2. Make gremolata: Slice lemon zest lengthwise into thin matchsticks, then chop. Add zest to a bowl with parsley, garlic and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper.
3. Using a fork, scrape flesh from squash in long strands. Season with salt and pepper. (You should have about 3 1/2 cups.) Divide squash among 4 bowls; top each with 1/4 cup ricotta and about 1 Tbsp. gremolata. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired.
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice a 1/4-inch strip from base and stem of squash, so it will sit flat. Peel squash, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Cut flesh into 1/2-inch cubes. Place squash on a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss with 1 Tbsp. olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast, stirring once, until squash is tender and browned, about 20 minutes.
2. Warm a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour bacon fat from pan; discard drippings.
3. Add remaining oil to skillet; return to medium heat. Add pepper flakes; stir for 15 seconds. Add sage and squash and sauté until heated through and sage is crisp, about 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.
4. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Drop pasta into boiling water and cook until al dente, 7 minutes or as package label directs. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
5. Add pasta to skillet with 1/4 cup pasta water and lemon juice. Toss over medium heat until well coated, adding more water if needed. Season pasta with 1/4 tsp. salt. Divide pasta among 6 bowls and sprinkle with reserved bacon.
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spread squash on a large, rimmed baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, garlic, oil, 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper; pour over squash and toss to coat. Roast squash, turning once, until blistered in spots and tender when pierced with a knife, about 20 minutes.
2. Warm a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, toast tortillas, turning once, until charred, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer tortillas to a clean kitchen towel and wrap up to keep warm. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
3. Fill tortillas with squash, avocado, cilantro and onion, dividing evenly. Serve with lime wedges.
1. Toss squash seeds with chili powder (such as chipotle), paprika, cinnamon, honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake at 350°F, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, toasted and beginning to brown, 12 to 14 minutes.
1. Place squash in a steamer basket over 1 inch of boiling salted water in a large pan for 12 to 15 minutes, until tender. Puree in a food processor until smooth. Measure 1 1/2 cups puree for pie; cover and refrigerate any remainder for another use.
2. Prepare pie crust; press into 9-inch pie dish.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place pie dish on baking sheet.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, molasses, sugar, milk, cinnamon, cloves, salt and pepper until smooth. Whisk in squash puree until combined. Pour filling evenly into pie crust.
5. Bake pie until filling is set and slightly puffed in the center, 45 to 55 minutes. Let pie cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
1. Make cupcakes: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 24 mini muffin cups with paper liners. In a bowl, whisk first five ingredients.
2. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until light, 3 minutes. Whisk egg and pumpkin in a bowl, then beat into butter mixture, scraping down sides of bowl. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture and yogurt alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon 1 heaping Tbsp. batter into each muffin cup.
3. Bake until cupcakes spring back when touched lightly, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool in tin on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and let cool completely on rack.
4. Make frosting: Beat all ingredients with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light, 3 minutes. Spread onto cupcakes and serve.
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