Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Parmesan

With fresh parmesan, rosemary, and garlic, this butternut squash reigns supreme when it comes to flavor.

Kitchen Tip: Don’t have a round pan? Use a 13×9-inch rectangular baking dish.

Butternut Squash with Smoked Paprika and Parmesan
Yield: approximately 8 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 1⁄3 cup chicken broth
  2. 1 (2 1⁄2-pound) butternut squash
  3. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  4. 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  5. 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
  6. 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, divided
  7. 1⁄2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 3⁄4 cup Japanese bread crumbs (panko), toasted
  10. 2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In an 11-inch round shallow dish, add broth. Set aside.
  2. Peel squash and cut in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into approximately 1⁄2-inch-thick slices.
  3. In a large bowl, add squash, 2 tablespoons olive oil, rosemary, garlic, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, paprika, and pepper, tossing to coat. Place squash in prepared dish, overlapping slices.
  4. Cover and bake until tender, approximately 45 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, and remaining 1⁄4 teaspoon salt. Uncover squash; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture and cheese.
  6. Bake until cheese melts, approximately 8 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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