Sometimes you just need that side dish that makes you go “Why don’t I make this more often” and this glorious side is one that is not only fabulous for holidays and entertaining, but also for weeknight dinners. I adore butternut squash and when you roast it in the oven, it comes out caramelized and utterly delicious. Add some shallots and a bit of thyme and the oven has its party shoes on. Now – to glitz it up, I toss it with some toasted pecans and some sharp blue cheese and, as I thought might happen, this side dish was gone in a flash. For those that do not adore blue cheese, well, you can always substitute a bit of goat cheese or ricotta salata for that cheesy bite. However, I love the flavor combo of the blue cheese against the sweet squash.
This Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans, Shallots and Blue Cheese will steal the dinner spotlight. Your guests don’t have to know how easy it is to prepare….