It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually appreciated the butternut squash.
Unlike his friends, Pumpkin and Spaghetti Squash, Butternut Squash has quite a nice, sweet taste… and is so versatile.
We were eating roasted butternut squash at my mother-in-law’s house this past week when I realized, “This could go in a stir fry!”
And so it did.
- 1/3 of a large butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
- 1 head of broccoli, broken into little florets
- Two sweet peppers, sliced
- 1 pkg Blue Dragon Honey Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce
- Blue Dragon Rice Noodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a large frying pan, heat oil
- Saute squash until just starting to get soft
- Add remaining vegetables and saute for approximately 5-7 minutes more
- Add Honey Teriyaki sauce and toss to coat - cook for 2 more minutes
- While cooking vegetables, place rice noodles in a bowl
- Boil water (I do this with a kettle) - and then pour it over the noodles
- Let sit for three minutes then drain and rinse in cold water.
- Plate by putting a scoop of noodles on the plate, then top with vegetables and sauce
I decided that the Blue Dragon Honey Teriyaki Sauce was the perfect sauce to mix with the squash and peppers. The ginger and honey in the sauce was a perfect pair with the sweetness of the vegetables. The noodles are easy to cook (I boil water in my kettle and then pour it on top of the raw noodles in a bowl), and pair with any vegetables.
In fact, Mr. Suburble waited anxiously for me to finish taking these photos before he could dig in.
I asked him if it was missing anything, and the T-Rex in him responded, “Yeah… some meat.”
I’m not quite the carnivore he is, so I think that it stands alone as a nice lunch or dinner. But if you also have a hungry dinosaur at the table, you can add protein to this dish.
But in my humble opinion, I think that the addition of the squash adds enough body.
Tell me, are you a lover of squash?
What dishes do you add it to?
Disclosure: I am part of the Blue Dragon Canada ambassador program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
This looks like an excellent dinner!
Sounds and looks amazing! Get in my belly! I love butternut squash (and his friends too). Butternut Squash soup is one of my favorite fall/winter meals.
Oh, Butternut squash soup is pretty high on my list for favourite meals. Not much tops that!
Emily @ The Benson Street
oh my this looks delicious!!!! and healthy!!!
It’s quite yummy! 🙂
amy @ one artsy mama
That looks delicious! And I love that it’s dairy free…so hard to find recipes my lactose intolerant hubs can eat.
Ahhh… that’s so tough, being lactose intolerant. You can probably do a lot of awesome things with coconut milk and sauces. Do you make a lot of Asian cuisine?
This sounds good! I’ve never actually had butternut squash – might have to give it a try.
You’ve never had butternut squash!?!? WHAT!?!? Kirsten, you need to have some. Pronto!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
I just ate mac and cheese for dinner. I’m so over it. THIS looks so much better 🙂
Oh… while I love me some mac and cheese, I will say that this stir fry is higher on the chart for tastiness. 😉
Yum, yum, yum!!! I’m starving, wish I was close enough to come over for dinner. 🙂
Me too, lady! I’d love to have you over for a gab session!