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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Spicy Butternut Squash Grilled Cheese





April is grilled cheese month and this is our third grilled cheese this month. Earlier we had Green Grilled Cheese and Nacho Grilled Cheese. This recipe comes from Kitchen Treaty. I adapted the spices it used a bit to fit what I had in my kitchen. This was a really good spicy sandwich, so use whatever kind of pepper/seasonings you like best.

Ingredients:
-butternut squash (maybe about 1/8 of a squash per sandwich)
-2 slices bread (you can use any kind you want)
-jalapeno
-red pepper flakes
-pepperjack cheese
-butter

Cut the squash in half, take out the seeds, and bake at 375
for 45 minutes.
Scoop out some of the squash. The original recipe said to
cube it and use a blender to make a paste, but I found that
mine was already so soft that I just mashed it with a fork.
Mix in some red pepper and jalapenos.
Spread the sauce on one slice of bread.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Butter the bread and cook in a frying pan.

The squash didn't have a really strong taste, but it was a great consistency and paired well with the pepperjack cheese. Other than the time to roast the squash, this was a pretty simple grilled cheese that tasted much more sophisticated than an ordinary grilled cheese.

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