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What herbs do you like with butternut squash? I've made this infusing the oil with fresh bay leaves and fresh marjoram before cooking the squash, but am looking for other ideas. (I also did bay + cinnamon stick, then topped with a touch of pecorino when serving, and that was excellent, by the way.) Thank you so much, everyone. ;o)

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

asked over 4 years ago
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added over 4 years ago

Curry powder goes great with squash, as does ground cumin!

added over 4 years ago

sage and thyme.

Amanda Hesser

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added over 4 years ago

I really like sage.


amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I love sage too - very classic with butternut squash; especially good with some shaved/grated parm or pecorino too. I also make a roast b-nut soup (and any other winter squash, onions, etc.) flavored with ginger, mace and a touch of cayenne; should work in a pureed side dish as well.


hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I also vote thyme plus leeks. There's a great recipe for butternut squash tart in the Fields of Greens cookbook that combines it with leeks, thyme, and gruyere.