Creamiest Winter Squash with Raisins and Sage

Creamiest Winter Squash with Raisins and Sage

Serves 8

Fragrant with fresh sage, orange zest and toasted pecans, this extra creamy roasted squash uses silken tofu as its secret ingredient.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) butternut, acorn or kabocha squash
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • Zest of 1 orange, removed in wide strips and roughly chopped
  • 1 (1-pound) package silken tofu, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt (optional)
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Arrange whole squash on a baking sheet and roast until the skin is papery and a fork inserted in 2 or 3 different spots reveals very tender flesh, about 1 1/4 hours. Set aside until cool enough to handle. Peel away the skin, and discard the seeds. 

Meanwhile, pulse raisins, pecans, parsley, sage and orange zest in a food processor until finely chopped and transfer to a bowl; wipe out food processor.

In the clean food processor, purée warm squash and tofu until very smooth and creamy. (Reheat, if needed, in a medium pot over medium heat.) Transfer to a large bowl or platter, scatter raisin-sage mixture over the top and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:170 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 5g protein
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