Butternut Squash with Mozzarella and Parmesan Fricos

Butternut Squash with Mozzarella and Parmesan Fricos

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
4

Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For squash:


1

Heat oven to 375°F. Lay squash rounds in single layer on baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over squash; sprinkle with salt, sugar and pepper. Add water to just cover bottom of pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until fork-tender.


For tomato sauce:


1

Heat olive oil in nonstick small pan. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and spices. Cook on low heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in mozzarella; let sit on low until cheese softens.. Stir in mint and basil. Set aside.


For fricos:


1

Heat oven to 400°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. For each frico, place 2 tablespoons of cheese 5 inches apart on pan. Spread each to form 3-inch circles. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Crumble.


2

Final preparation: Heat oven to 375°F. Place squash in 13x9-inch baking dish, 4 individual casseroles or 6 small ramekins. Heat in oven 5 minutes or until hot. Top with cheesy tomato sauce, arugula and crumbled fricos.


*The chef uses Cesar’s mozzarella string cheese and parmesan.


Ingredients



















Cooking Instructions

For squash:


1

Heat oven to 375°F. Lay squash rounds in single layer on baking sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over squash; sprinkle with salt, sugar and pepper. Add water to just cover bottom of pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until fork-tender.


For tomato sauce:


1

Heat olive oil in nonstick small pan. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and spices. Cook on low heat for 30 to 45 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in mozzarella; let sit on low until cheese softens.. Stir in mint and basil. Set aside.


For fricos:


1

Heat oven to 400°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. For each frico, place 2 tablespoons of cheese 5 inches apart on pan. Spread each to form 3-inch circles. Bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Crumble.


2

Final preparation: Heat oven to 375°F. Place squash in 13x9-inch baking dish, 4 individual casseroles or 6 small ramekins. Heat in oven 5 minutes or until hot. Top with cheesy tomato sauce, arugula and crumbled fricos.


*The chef uses Cesar’s mozzarella string cheese and parmesan.


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