This hearty and colorful side dish comes together quickly by par roasting in microwave and finishing off in oven. Serve warm or at room temperature. Can be made a day ahead and reheated.
Roasted Dumpling Squash with Savory Granola Filling
4 sweet dumpling squash
1 cup Birds Nest Cranberry Flax Granola
2 T melted butter - reserve 1 1/2 tsp
1 T brown sugar
1 T fresh sage, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1) Cut small piece off bottom of squash to level. Cut off top
portion and remove seeds.
2) Pierce skin with fork and place cut side down in microwave safe dish filled with 3 T water. Cook on high for about 10 minutes until tender.
3) While squash cooks, combine granola, 1 1/2 T butter, brown sugar, sage and a few pinches salt and pepper in small bowl.
4) Transfer squash to rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush top and inside squash with the melted butter. Fill squash with granola mixture and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes.