Sweet Potato and Squash Bake


Okay, “Sweet Potato and Squash Bake” doesn’t sound as good as it actually is. I just couldn’t think of a better name for it. This dish is so good because baking squash and sweet potatoes this way caramelizes the sugars and there’s goat cheese on top! I made this dish for a dinner at my parents house and my mom taught me that you can actually peel a butternut squash with a potato peeler. I didn’t believer her at first, but it does work – give it a try. In Laos, we don’t have butternut squash, sweet potatoes, red onions, or goat cheese, so I won’t be making this for a while and I’m slightly jealous of anyone who will 🙂

6 C butternut squash, 1/2 inch cubes (about 1 whole squash)

4 C sweet potatoes, 1/2 inch cubes

1/4 red onion, finely sliced

3 T olive oil

4 t salt

1/2 t black pepper

4 oz package crumbled goat cheese (not feta!)

fresh basil (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine all the ingredients (except goat cheese) in a large casserole dish and stir to coat vegetables in olive oil.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes
  4. Sprinkle goat cheese over the top and bake for 5 more minutes.
  5. Top with basil (if using) and serve.

2 responses to “Sweet Potato and Squash Bake

  1. Sweet! Those are all of our locally offered foods right now! It is going on the list.

  2. Tried this one last night… very yummy!

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