I love the winter months. They are packed full of warming food that makes us forget about the cold outdoors if not just for a second.
Winter squash is one of the most bountiful foods you can find during the winter months. I love them because they are affordable, tasty, and typically offer multiple servings per squash.
One of my favorite things to do with winter squash is to roast it and throw it in salads. However, sometimes I just want to taste their nutty goodness on their own, like in this dish.
The goat cheese and orange juice add a much needed tang to the dish, while the cranberries and squash bring it home with sweetness. Lastly, the fresh chopped parsley finishes the whole dish by added a much needed touch of freshness. This dish really is packed full of well-rounded flavor.
Comment below what you favorite winter squash is and how you like to prepare it!
Orange Roasted Winter Squash with Cranberries and Goat Cheese
- 1 whole butternut squash (or any other winter squash variety)
- 2 tbsp orange juice
- garlic salt To Taste (TT)
- 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- Cube butternut squash and place in lined or greased baking dish (I removed the skin, but you can leave it on)
- Massage orange juice into the squash until well mixed
- Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit or until al dente (around 30-45 minutes)
- Once squash is done, decide whether you want to serve it hot or cold
- If you want to serve warm, mix in goat cheese, cranberries, and parsley now and enjoy!
- If you want to serve cold, let the squash cool, place in fridge, and once you want to enjoy, mix in goat cheese, cranberries, and parsley and enjoy!