Butternut Bites

Butternut Squash.

Balsamic Caramelized Onions.

Parmesan Cheese.

Is there really anything more to say?

After hearing of an amazing sandwich that combined butternut squash and caramelized onions, I knew that I had to try a similar concoction of flavors. Utilizing Cody’s eagerness to help, I put him on the task of peeling the squash and cutting it into rounds. I failed to mention that I wanted my rounds whole, not in half, and that once a squash is in half, it’s probably better to scoop out the seeds before cutting the squash into slices. Cody may have struggled with this little bit of common sense, but he managed to make it work ;)

He may have taken the extremely long route, but he managed to get the job done!

Here’s how to easily make some “Butternut Bites” of your own:

Peel the squash and slice into(whole) rounds. Remove the seeds and place on a cookie sheet. Add some olive oil, s&p, and some red pepper flakes to give it a little more umph

Roast squash rounds for 15-20min at 400 degrees, turning over once.

Meanwhile, place a sliced red onion into a pot with some olive oil. Cook over a med-low heat, stirring fairly often, until they get soft and delicious(10-15min). Add balsamic and let cook a few more minutes

Now it’s time to assemble! It’s like a bruschetta! Only with a fall twist. A butternut squash round, a small pile of onions, and a little sprinkle of cheese. Now they’re ready to head under the broiler for a few minutes to let the cheese melt.