Roasted Squash with Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup

Roasted Squash with Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup

A while ago I made and a roasted butternut squash and caramelized onion pizza with gorgonzola and crispy fried sage and I really enjoyed the roasted squash and gorgonzola flavour combo. Manggy left a comment on that post suggesting a maple syrup and squash combo which sounded nice and I was thinking that combining roasted squash with gorgonzola and maple syrup would be a good idea. Since I had some gorgonzola for the mushroom and blue cheese sauce for my steak dinner I thought it was the perfect time to try out the new side dish. The roasted squash with gorgonzola and maple syrup turned out well. Roasting the squash brought out its sweetness when combined with the maple syrup was the perfect balance to the tangy gorgonzola cheese. The flavour of the maple syrup also worked well with the flavours of the gorgonzola and the squash. The gorgonzola was particularly nice in this dish as the heat from the roasted squash started to melt the cheese and it became nice and creamy.

Roasted Squash with Gorgonzola and Maple Syrup

(makes 4 side dish sized servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
4 cups squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 handful gorgonzola (crumbled)
* maple syrup

Directions:
1. Toss the squash in the olive oil with the salt and pepper.
2. Roast in a preheated 400F oven until tender, about 30-40 minutes, turning over about half way through.
3. Mix the roasted butternut squash and gorgonzola cheese.
4. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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76 comments:

Sara said...

OH MY GOSH this looks amazing! I want to eat it right now. :) I love butternut squash and it seems like Gorgonzola would be a perfect partner...I'll have to try it!

BMK said...

What a great flavor combination. Combined with the steak, sounds like you had an wonderful dinner!

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, love the combination of squash and sweet syrup - yum!!

Gloria said...

All your plates look amazing and tasty Kevin, sorry by the question, but normally how many servings you made two or three,?? I have doubts sometimes.xGloria

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

What a wonderful combination. The sweet with the cheese hmmm...

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

The photography on this is BEAUTIFUL Kevin!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

OMG, that looks incredibly good! What fantastic flavors!

Cheers,

Rosa

Jeanne said...

My brain always seems to stop at butternut squash and feta - but maybe it's time I tried out a new combo :) Love the sweetness added by the maple syrup...

Jan said...

This sounds like a delightful combination.

Sandie said...

This combination of flavors is particularly appealing. You now have my mouth watering.

katie said...

This combination looks amazing! The syrup would make it too sweet but the gorgonzola would be the perfect counter. Delicious!

Maryann said...

I'll have to try this, Kev :)

Jenn Sutherland said...

Wow. Fabulous! I am going to make this for my lunch tomorrow, and use up some sweet potatoes lingering in the pantry. Looks like a perfect sweet-savory combo!

Melissa said...

I don't usually eat squash, but I would definitely eat it with maple syrup! :)

Ann said...

I love squash and this one looks wonderful yaa.

Paula said...

I would never have thought about combining gorgonzola and maple syrup! That's what I love about cooking blogs; I learn new stuff all the time. The photo of your squash looks terrific!

Indonesia-Eats said...

I never try to cook with gorgonzola before. Does it taste the same as regular blue cheese?

ttfn300 said...

GREAT combination of flavors. I don't think i would've used both maple syrup and gorgonzola at the same time, but it's genious :)

Sharon said...

Wow, Kevin! Awesome!!!

pigpigscorner said...

Looks really good! And the flavours...yum...

Joanne said...

I think that you may have made my new favorite food.

Kevin said...

Gloria: This recipe made enough for 4 servings as a side dish. Though I am only cooking for myself I like to have leftovers for lunches at work during the week.

Kevin said...

katie: I went really light with the syrup as I just wanted to balance out the tangyness of the cheese.

Kevin said...

Indonesia-Eats: Gorgonzola is similar to regular blue cheeses. There are two kinds of gorgonzola a softer younger one (gorgonzola dolce) that is milder and a harder older one which can get fairly strong. I used the softer and milder one with the squash as I wanted it to melt easier and I did not want the cheese to overpower everything else. You could easily substitute another soft mild blue cheese if you wanted.

Hayley said...

Your flavor combinations are always so amazing!

OhioMom said...

I love roasted squash, you combo with the maple syrup and cheese sounds wonderful ... YUM!

meeso said...

You have the most delicious and innovative recipes, YUMMY!

Vij said...

yum yum yummy! looks gorgeous.

Grace said...

it almost seems odd that squash pairs so well with maple syrup, but it sure does. this is lovely. :)

Brilynn said...

Roasted squash is a favourite of mine. Gorgonzola and maple syrup sound like great additions!

Beth said...

I HAVE to try this one. Sounds fantastic - sweet /salty combo

Jan said...

Oooh that looks good!
I will have to give this a go. Love the idea of gorgonzola with maple syrup Mmmm!

Sara said...

wow. that's all i can say. this combination sounds amazing!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Fantastic looking! My Dad has recently got me really digging the Gorgonzola...

NAOmni

Karen said...

As usual, a unique combination of flavors that sound just delicious!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Wow, if I hadn't already eaten dinner, I'd be making this right now. I adore both butternut squash and gorgonzola. Looks like a delicious combination and the photo is wonderful too. Glad I found your blog.

rhonalala said...

That looks like a wonderful combination. Yum!

Sharon said...

I really love the idea of the sweet from the maple syrup with the savory. You're always coming up with such tasty treats!

Proud Italian Cook said...

What a great combination of flavors here Kevin! Gorgonzola and maple? I'm sold!!

Manger La Ville said...

This seems like a great side to the steak. Can't wait to try it.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Wow look at that roasted squash! I love that hue!

MaryBeth said...

Wow... I love all of the above ingredients but I would have never thought to put them together, this does sound very interesting.

Tartelette said...

Add me to the OMG commenters!! Oh wow...this and a big hunk of steak and I am a happy girl!!

Suzie said...

Sounds heavenly! I must try that once we get back to winter vegetables.

Parker said...

I have so much butternut squash frozen I am not sure what to do with it anymore This is a nice combo with the cheese that I would love to try.

Debbie said...

Oh does that look good!

Zesty Cook said...

Great flavor combination! Looks amazing.

zesty

Katie said...

This looks great and I have never had this combo before but it looks really good.

Maya said...

I love how roasting vegetables brings out the natural sweetness. A winner, Kevin.

Maria said...

I love roasted squash and you made it even better! YUM!

Tasty Trends said...

that squash with gorgonzola sounds great...who doesn't LOVE gorgonzola cheese? it makes everything taste soo much better!

duodishes said...

Just pretty and tasty. It's started a major craving for a sage pork tenderloin that we can scoop up with this.

Rachyo said...

Wow! This site is wonderful! It came up as I was looking for red bean ice cream and most of these recipes made my mouth water. I look forward to trying some out, thanks so much!

Natashya said...

I do love blue cheese with roasted veggies - adding maple syrup would be just the right hit of sweet!

Gloria said...

Thanks Kevin I imagine that!! Sometimes Im alone too but I cook foe two or four (depends) and reserve some to later or tom other day. Thanks a lot.Gloria

Marjie said...

I've made butternut squash with maple syrup and nuts before, but I've never tried adding cheese to it! This looks great!

lisaiscooking said...

What a great sounding combination! Looks delish.

Theresa said...

What a great combination. Great flavors too!

Cheryl said...

My gosh that looks amazing, I am new to trying squash and this looks like a winner!

Mary Ellen said...

This is so interesting! I gave you an award/link on my blog. To see it, go to www.mecookingcreations.blogspot.com

Ellie from Kitchen Caravan said...

The combination of flavors sounds amazing. I've been looking for a new recipe for butternut squash for SO long now - looks like I can finally end my search. Thanks!

Passionate Eater said...

Wow, the innovative combo of gorgonzola and maple syrup makes my head spin. I am definitely trying this recipe!

ana dane said...

simple and delicious. i would love to try this over some nice quinoa, maybe lightly spiced with cinnamon?

Jesse said...

WOW - that sounds amazing! I'm bookmarking this right now.

Koko said...

Ooh. This sounds absolutely WONDERFUL. I have a squash in my house and I already have dinner started tonight....but I must make this tomorrow!!

Lovliebutterfly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! This squash and maple syrup combo sounds really delicious! And I think I could substitute with vegan cheese. Yum! Your photos are great too!

inspiredbites said...

That sounds like a wonderful combination that I never would have thought to try!
Meryl

Olga said...

Love the combo of squash and gorgonzola. Not sure about the maple syrup though.
I think it'd be great w/some pine nuts on top :)

Julia said...

Do you think this would work with sweet potatoes too?

kimberleyblue said...

sounds like an awesome combo!!

Kevin said...

Julia: This would also work well with sweet potatoes. I often switch things up by replacing squash/pumpkin with sweet potatoes or the other way around.

PG said...

a lovely combination of ingredients!Looks delicious!

James said...

Now this would make a nice open sandwich too.

Nurit "1 family. friendly. food." said...

That's it. I've decided that I AM a fan and added you to my blogroll.

Sweet P said...

Another wonderful dish! I will definitely be making this recipe again.

cometblond said...

This dish is spectacular and so easy to make. We had it on Thanksgiving with local Vermont cheese, and it was deeeeee-lish!

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