Butternut squash can provide the perfect base to soups, stews, and desserts. Adding a little smoke to it will help to amp up your recipes. Don’t worry, if you don’t want it to be too smoky, just follow the recipe instructions and you will have the best outcome for the best smoked butternut squash.
The Best Smoked Butternut Squash
- 1 large butternut squash
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Steps to Make It
- Prepare your smoker for 30 minutes to 1 hour cook time set at 275 The longer you smoke this, obviously, the smokier the squash will become. So if you want a hint of smoke, place it in the smoker for 30 minutes and finish it off in the oven for another 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Cut off the stem, slice down the center, lengthwise. Brush exposed flesh side with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place into the smoker.
- A butternut squash, smoked for an hour will have a strong smoky flavor. While this can cook down in some recipes like butternut squash soup, it’s best to remove it from the smoker earlier if you’re not into that much smokiness. See step 1 for more details.
- Squash should be fork-tender when done. Let squash sit for about 30 minutes before handling. Remove seeds and discard. Scoop out the flesh, chop, and use as needed.