Blackstone Griddle Grilled Butternut Squash is a quick and easy side dish that tastes delicious!! Grilled Butternut Squash can be made both savory and sweet, depending on how you like your squash. I like my squash on the sweet side, so I tend to add some brown sugar when making.
Roasted Butternut Squash on the griddle is achieved by turning the burner to low and covering with a dome lid to create an oven. Slow and low is what you want when making griddle butternut squash!!
When fall rolls around, I love getting fresh butternut squash straight out of our garden! This roasted butternut squash recipe is the perfect holiday side dish that pairs well with your turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.
Did I mention how easy to make this squash recipe is? Tender and sweet describes my griddle grilled butternut squash recipe to a tee!!
Using this versatile ingredient, you can make my mashed butternut squash, oven roasted butternut squash, and even butternut squash risotto!!
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How to Make Butternut Squash
First, you will want to wash and carefully cut the butternut squash into workable pieces. I use disposable gloves when preparing butternut squash. On a cutting board, I cut the squash in half, the long way.
Then, cut those two pieces in half again. Finally, cut all four pieces in half the short way.
Secondly, peel all the butternut squash skin with a vegetable peeler. Discard all the peeling.
Using a large spoon, clean the seeds out of the bottom pieces. Discard the seed guts.
Finish off by cutting each of the butternut squash pieces into a small dice. The object is to have uniform butternut squash cubes that will cook evenly.
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How to Make Butternut Squash on Blackstone
Add the diced butternut squash pieces on top of the hot oil. With a griddle spatula, toss the squash pieces to coat the oil.
Season with some salt and pepper or cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired.
Using a squeeze bottle of water, squirt about 2 tablespoons of the water around and on top of the squash. Immediately cover the diced squash with a dome lid. Cook for several minutes.
Some like their squash firm and al dente. Others like their squash tender and soft.
Sweetened Butternut Squash
Sweetened griddle butternut squash can be done by adding a tablespoon or two of brown sugar to the top of the griddle cooked squash.
Let cook and toss to combine when the brown sugar starts to bubble on the griddle.
Remove the sweetened squash from the griddle and place in a serving dish. Serve right away.
Sautéed Butternut Squash
If you don’t have a Blackstone Griddle to cook your fall squash on, that’s okay. Use a sauté pan on the stove following the same cooking technique.
Heat the pan over medium heat, add a little oil, and then the cubed butternut squash. Toss to coat in the oil and then let cook for a few minutes.
Toss again and continue cooking until the desired doneness is achieved. Season to taste and serve hot.
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More Griddle Vegetables
Give these other griddle vegetables a try! Griddle vegetables are super easy to make with a few simple tips. Try my yellow beans, cheese and bacon smashed potatoes, glazed carrots, griddle corn on the cob, hasselback potatoes, and sautéed lions mane mushrooms.
Grilled Butternut Squash – FAQ
When making this griddle grilled butternut squash recipe, you will want to peel your squash. Squash peeling are undesirable and should be removed before making. If making a whole griddle grilled butternut squash, then you can leave the peeling on because you can just scoop out the squash when done cooking.
Salt, pepper, cinnamon, and nutmeg are great choices when making this griddle grilled butternut squash recipe. If you want a savory squash, then just use salt and pepper. If you are looking for a sweet squash, then use cinnamon and/or nutmeg along with a touch of brown sugar.
Blackstone Griddle Grilled Butternut Squash is a great side dish that pairs well with just about any protein. Try a roasted turkey at Thanksgiving, freshly cooked salmon or even a good baked ham.
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Blackstone Griddle Grilled Butternut Squash Recipe
- Butternut Squash, cut, peeled and small diced 4 cups
- Olive Oil 1 teaspoon
- Wash and carefully cut the butternut squash into workable pieces.
- Using a cutting board, cut the squash in half, the long way and cut those two pieces in half again. Finally, cut all four pieces in half the short way.
- Peel all the squash with a peeler or a knife. Discard all the peelings.
- With a large spoon, clean the seeds out of the bottom pieces. Dispose the seed guts.
- Finish off by cutting each of the butternut squash pieces into a small dice.
- Preheat your Blackstone Griddle to the lowest setting. When the Blackstone Griddle is hot, place a THIN of olive oil (or oil of your choice) onto the griddle.
- Place the diced butternut squash pieces on top of the hot oiled griddle.
- With a griddle spatula, toss the squash pieces to coat the oil.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Using a squeeze bottle of water, squirt about 2 tablespoons of the water around and on top of the squash.
- Cover the diced squash with a dome lid right away to trap the steam from the water.
- Cook for several minutes.
- Uncover and toss the butternut squash with a spatula.
- Continue cooking the squash with a dome lid and add more water until the desired doneness is achieved.
- Some like their squash firm and al dente. Others like their squash tender and soft.
- If you would like a sweet squash then add a tablespoon or two of brown sugar on top of the cooked squash. Season with cinnamon or nutmeg. Cook until the brown sugar starts to bubble. Toss all ingredients with a spatula.
- Remove from the griddle and place in a serving dish.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 16mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 13gSugar 8gProtein 4g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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