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Hasselback Butternut Squash

by Chef George Duran


Serving Size 4-8
Active Time:
~5 min
Total Time:
~1 hr 12 min


Prepare squash

  • Using a sharp knife, score rounded sides of butternut squash halves crosswise as deeply as possible without cutting all the way through.
  • If desired, you can use a wooden spoon as a guide. Place wooden spoon handle along side of squash and slice until knife tip touches spoon.
  • Rub squash all over with a few tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Season squash on all sides with salt.
  • Place squash, cut side down, on Brava metal tray.


Roast squash

  • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.
  • Press green button to begin cooking.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine melted butter and thyme; stir well.


Baste squash

  • After about 30 minutes, open door to pause cooking and carefully remove metal tray.
  • Brush butter mixture over top and inside squash slices.
  • Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over each squash half.
  • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf and press green button to finish cooking.



  • When your food is done, transfer squash to serving platter.
  • Serve warm.