These Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta are not only easy on the eyes but they’re also equally easy to assemble. Toasted bread slices are topped with a layer of ricotta cheese and then drizzled with balsamic caramelized onions before being studded with roasted butternut squash and sprinkled with fresh sage and toasted squash seeds.
What time do you enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at your house? Do you eat your big meal for lunch or dinner? In our home, we enjoy a light breakfast, appetizers mid-day and then Thanksgiving dinner in the evening at our typical dinner time. For those of you on appetizer duty next week, my Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta looks impressive but in reality requires minimal effort.
This is also a great recipe that doesn’t necessarily need an oven, thus not taking up any valuable real estate from the turkey or delicious sides that are all vying for oven space. In fact, if you’ve got a toaster oven, you can easily roast the squash and toast your bread in it. Being a team player, I even tested the recipe doing just that to insure you nothing but success should you choose to go that route! And because I’m on day 44 without an operating oven, but who’s counting?
Toasted ciabatta bread slices are topped with a layer of ricotta cheese and then drizzled with balsamic caramelized onions before being studded with roasted butternut squash and sprinkled with fresh sage and toasted squash seeds. These Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta are not only easy on the eyes but they’re also equally easy to assemble.
And those balsamic caramelized onions I mentioned? I’ve taken a shortcut thanks to my friends at Robert Rothschild Farm who did all the work for me. Sweet onions mix beautifully with a splash of balsamic vinegar to create their Balsamic Caramelized Onion Spread with a slight finish of heat. I won’t lie, it pretty much makes this appetizer, lending a sweet note to this savory bite.
These Roasted Butternut Squash Bruschetta are so easy to put together that my five year-old could assemble these with little intervention from an adult. You know, the peeling and the using the oven parts. Granted, she did think that I should call them “squash biscuits,” and was less than amused when I politely declined her recipe title suggestion.
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