Braised Butternut Squash with Garlic

Braised Butternut Squash with Garlic


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 pound butternut or other winter squash, peeled and cut into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes

  • 1/4 cup stock or water

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat, then add the oil and garlic and cook until the garlic softens and begins to color, 2-3 minutes.

  2. Add the squash pieces and stock or water, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

  3.  When the liquid comes to a boil, turn the heat to low, cover, and cook until the squash is nearing tender but still quite firm, 5 to 15 minutes depending on piece size.

  4. Uncover the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. Stir occasionally as the liquid cooks away and the squash begins to brown, an additional 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Turn the heat to low and cook until the pieces are well-caramelized, even beginning to crisp.

  6. Adjust for seasoning, and toss with parsley off the heat.

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