Smoked Butternut Squash

Two halfs of a butternut squash on a old wooden garden table
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Ratings (4)
  • Total: 95 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 cups (4 to 6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
50 Calories
5g Fat
3g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Butternut squash is the base for all kinds of recipes. By smoking butternut squash, it picks up a whole new dimension of flavors. The smoky flavor of this squash will make any dish it is used in all the better. Best of all, you get to decide how smokey to make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL coarse salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare smoker for a one and a half hour cook time at around 275 F / 135 C.

  2. Cut the stem end of the butternut squash off, about an inch from the top. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on the smoker and cook until soft all the way through.

  3. A butternut squash, smoked for an hour and a half will have a strong smoke flavor. While this will cook down some when used in other recipes (like smoked butternut squash soup). To reduce the smoke flavor, cut the smoking time in half and finish the squash off in the oven.​