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August 15, 2019
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One-Pot Butternut Squash Pilaf

A delicious pilaf with the deep earthy taste of butternut squash and herbs.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Spanish
Keyword butternut squash, pilaf
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author S.M. Lees


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tspn fresh thyme
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 tspn salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • fresh parsley chopped, to serve


  1. To prep cut off both ends of the butternut squash and poke 10-15 air vents with a fork. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes.

  2. Peel the skin off of the squash. The skin should peel right off! Once peeled, cut into 1x1-inch (2x2-cm) cubes.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  4. In a large dutch oven or oven-safe pot, sauté onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes or until semi-translucent. Add garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes.

  5. Add the thyme and cook for 2 minutes, until fragrant.

  6. Add arborio rice and sauté until lightly toasted, then stir in salt, pepper and white wine.

  7. Stir in butternut squash and and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

  8. Cover pot and transfer to oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

  9. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


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