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Brûléed Butternut Squash

Who knew squash could be so elegant?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: butternut squash
Servings: 8
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler


  • Cooked butternut squash Recipe link in article
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • After cooking butternut squash per directions, set squash on counter to cool for 15 minutes.
  • Remove seeds and discard.
  • Scoop out squash flesh and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Discard peel.
  • Using a hand mixer, blend until smooth.
  • Spray inside of an 8-ounce ramekin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill 3/4 full with squash.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar.
  • Use a kitchen torch to brûlée sugar. (If you don’t have a torch, you can place the ramekin under a broiler for a minute.)