Eating seasonally is a great way to save money and reduce waste by allowing you to get quality local products at any time of the year. One of my favorite winter veggies is Pepper Squash. So easy to prepare and it has the most wonderful creamy consistency – the whole family will love it! I caught my 7-year-old licking her plate when it was gone.

Simple Pepper Squash
1 pepper squash – sometimes called acorn squash
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
1 TBSP unsalted butter

Cut the squash in half and clean out the seeds and membrane. Drizzle each half with olive oil and sprinkle with a good amount of pepper and a small amount of salt.  Place flesh side down onto a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until the flesh of the squash is tender when you stab it with a fork.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before removing flesh. I suggest using a spoon or an ice-cream scoop. Put into a bowl and add unsalted butter.

Mash squash with a fork and stir in butter until it has melted. Serve right away.

If you make it leave a comment letting me know how it goes!