Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 14 servings
â€¢1 whole garlic bulb
â€¢2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
â€¢1 medium butternut squash (about 3-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
â€¢2 large sweet red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
â€¢1 large red onion, cut into wedges
â€¢2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges
â€¢1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
â€¢3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
â€¢1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
â€¢1 teaspoon salt
â€¢1/2 teaspoon pepper
â€¢1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
â€¢Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Reduce heat to 400°. Cool garlic for 10 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a bowl and mash.
â€¢ Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute squash in 1 tablespoon oil until golden brown; transfer to a large bowl. In the same skillet, saute peppers and onion in remaining oil until crisp-tender. Add to squash.
â€¢ Stir in the tomatoes, garlic, bread crumbs, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until squash is tender. Yield: 14 servings (3/4 cup each).