Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta is a killer combination of fall’s must have ingredients – caramelized onions, sage, goat cheese and butternut squash – in brushetta form.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Creating Butternut Squash Bruschetta just worked.

I usually start the recipe developing process with a pen and paper. And, omgosh, you’d never be able to read my notes! Not only is my handwriting curvy and bubbly, it is enormous and on one can ever read it. Not to mention my angry cross outs, arrows and eureka-moment circles. However, the process came much more easily with Butternut Squash Bruschetta.


Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

As I always do, I started with the basic ingredients and this time, it flowed like champagne:

  1. Butternut squash pairs well with sage.
  2. Add tangy goat cheese as a base with caramelized onions.
  3. Top with balsamic glaze for presentation and a tart offset with the butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta hails the queen of fall with an adaptation celebrating ingredients that just plain work together.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

The goat cheese in Butternut Squash Bruschetta is the foundation that holds it all together.  But ricotta will do the same.

You know me – I’m a total goat cheese whore.  See my most recent Marinara Goat Cheese Dip, Sun Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Dip and Goat Cheese and Apricot Spread. However, from sharing my love of this creamy, tangy cheese, I’ve found that it is not everyone’s favorite. If this is you, (hello, dining at my desk!), ricotta is the perfect replacement to soak up balsamic glaze and help the butternut squash stay in place.

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta opens up a whole new world for bread and cheese.

The Jolly Hostess twist this week rethinks traditional bruschetta by pairing it with fall ingredients. I love that toast and crostini are taking over the world and I hope this version gets rave reviews as well.  The next best thing?: so easy to assemble! Perfect for an appetizer, snack or entrée side. 

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Bruschetta

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Are unique bruschettas your jam? Try Taco Bruschetta, Easy Bruschetta and Bolognese Bruschetta as well.

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Butternut Squash Bruschetta is a killer combination of fall's must have ingredients - caramelized onions, sage, goat cheese and butternut squash - in brushetta form. *Prepped this appetizer in the lovely Allana Bytes' kitchen.
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Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Set oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a fork, poke holes in butternut squash. Place butternut squash on a plate in microwave for 2 minutes 30 seconds. Peel and chop.
  3. Put olive oil in medium-sized skillet and add squash. Add a dash of salt and pepper and cook until tender, should take 10-12 mins. Set aside.
  4. Slice bread in 1/2 inch pieces. Sprinkle with light olive oil and bake for about 10 mins, until toasted.
  5. Add butter to skillet (I use the same one the butternut squash cooked in) on low medium heat. Add onions and cook slowly, stirring frequently. If onions start to burn too much turn down heat. Onion should take 15 mins to caramelize. Set aside.
  6. While the onions are caramelizing, mince sage. Mix goat cheese, caramelized onion, milk and half the minced sage in a small bowl.
  7. Once bread is done, top pieces with goat cheese mixture, butternut squash (using the goat cheese to secure them), balance of the minced sage and balsamic glaze.
  8. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Check out my post on How To Peel Butternut Squash, in case you missed it.  If short on time, Trader Joe's has precut butternut squash!

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