Butternut Squash “Confit” with Wild Mushrooms and Winter Greens

AuthorZoeCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner

A fall flavored hors d'oeuvre for your next party.

Yields16 Servings
Butternut Squash Confit
 1 Butternut Squash, diced
 2 cups Olive Oil
 1 Garlic clove, minced
 1 tsp Kosher Salt
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
Wild Mushrooms
 6 oz Wild Mushrooms, or mushrooms of your choice
 2 tsp Olive Oil
 ½ tsp Kosher Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
Winter Greens
 1 Bunch Chard, Bok Choy, Kale, etc.
 1 tsp Olive Oil
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Other
 1 Baguette
 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 3 oz Parmesan Cheese
Butternut Squash Confit
1

Heat your oven to 300F. Peel and then dice the butternut squash. Toss the squash with 1 tsp of salt and let rest for 15 minutes in a colander.

2

In a baking dish or pan with high sides, place the squash down in one layer. Add the oil until it covers the squash and add the herbs and garlic to the oil.

3

Place the squash in the oven and bake until very tender. This will take 45-60 minutes depending on your oven.

4

Remove the squash from the oven and remove from oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels and let cool.

Wild Mushrooms
5

In a small pan, heat oil. Add sliced mushrooms and seasonings.

6

Saute until browned and crispy around the edges. Remove from pan and place in a bowl to cool down.

Winter Greens
7

In a large pan heat the oil. Chop the winter greens to manageable pieces.

8

When oil is hot, add the winter greens and saute for 30 seconds. Season and turn the heat to low. Cook for 3 minutes.

9

Remove winter greens from heat and place in a bowl to cool.

Putting it together
10

Slice the baguette into 1.5"-2" slices. Lay in one layer on a baking sheet.

11

Combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the slices of baguette. Place the baguette in the 300F oven.

12

When the baguette is golden brown, remove from oven (approximately 10 minutes). Top with winter greens, then mushrooms, then butternut squash and then parmesan cheese if desired.

Ingredients

Butternut Squash Confit
 1 Butternut Squash, diced
 2 cups Olive Oil
 1 Garlic clove, minced
 1 tsp Kosher Salt
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
Wild Mushrooms
 6 oz Wild Mushrooms, or mushrooms of your choice
 2 tsp Olive Oil
 ½ tsp Kosher Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
Winter Greens
 1 Bunch Chard, Bok Choy, Kale, etc.
 1 tsp Olive Oil
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper
Other
 1 Baguette
 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Black Pepper
 3 oz Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Butternut Squash Confit
1

Heat your oven to 300F. Peel and then dice the butternut squash. Toss the squash with 1 tsp of salt and let rest for 15 minutes in a colander.

2

In a baking dish or pan with high sides, place the squash down in one layer. Add the oil until it covers the squash and add the herbs and garlic to the oil.

3

Place the squash in the oven and bake until very tender. This will take 45-60 minutes depending on your oven.

4

Remove the squash from the oven and remove from oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels and let cool.

Wild Mushrooms
5

In a small pan, heat oil. Add sliced mushrooms and seasonings.

6

Saute until browned and crispy around the edges. Remove from pan and place in a bowl to cool down.

Winter Greens
7

In a large pan heat the oil. Chop the winter greens to manageable pieces.

8

When oil is hot, add the winter greens and saute for 30 seconds. Season and turn the heat to low. Cook for 3 minutes.

9

Remove winter greens from heat and place in a bowl to cool.

Putting it together
10

Slice the baguette into 1.5"-2" slices. Lay in one layer on a baking sheet.

11

Combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the slices of baguette. Place the baguette in the 300F oven.

12

When the baguette is golden brown, remove from oven (approximately 10 minutes). Top with winter greens, then mushrooms, then butternut squash and then parmesan cheese if desired.

Butternut Squash “Confit” with Wild Mushrooms and Winter Greens
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