Simple Squash Puree
- SERVINGS: Makes 2 cups
- One 2-pound winter squash, halved
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Set the squash, cut side down, in a baking dish. Add 1/2 inch of water, cover tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour, or until tender.
- Set the squash, cut side down, in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1/2 inch of water, cover loosely with plastic and cook on high for 18 to 20 minutes, or until tender.
- Transfer the squash, cut side down, to a rack and let drain until cool. Scoop out the flesh and pass through a strainer, ricer or food mill.
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Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.