Loaded Butternut Squash "Cordon Bleu"
Whether you make this meatless or not, or you serve it as a main course or a holiday side dish, you'll love this loaded butternut squash dish. It's extremely flavorful as well as rich and decadent, but not overly so. Buttery, nutty Gruyere cheese works so well with butternut squash, and a bit of Dijon mustard balances the sweetness and richness of this dish. Pair it with a salad to give a temperature and texture contrast.
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Choose a butternut squash with a bottom and top that are about the same size. This will give you more squash and fewer seeds.
Although Gruyere is the classic cheese used in Cordon Bleu, a nice sharp white Cheddar would work out beautifully.
This could also work very nicely as a holiday side dish--just switch out the ham for some caramelized mushrooms.