Butternut Squash Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

In my family, Thanksgiving is a great big potluck where we each bring a dish for our whole family to enjoy. This year I got to break out of my green vegetable assignment and was in charge of appetizers instead- boy was I excited to try something new!  This recipe is perfect for fall and for those butternut squash lovers out there.

Butternut Squash Cranberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

1 1/2 cups peeled and diced butternut squash
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons minced thyme
salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
2. Brush each side of sliced baguette pieces with oil and lightly season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake for 5 minutes, flip each crostini, and continue to bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
4. For topping: Pour oil into a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté for 2 minutes. 
5. Add squash and continue to sauté for 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add garlic and 2 tablespoons thyme and stir together. Season with salt and pepper.
6. Cook mixture for 5 minutes, add cranberries and season with salt and pepper.
7. Continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Stir in remaining thyme and adjust seasonings.
8. To assemble: Spread a small amount of goat cheese onto each crostini and top with a spoonful or two of the squash mixture. Serve.

Recipe from Spoon Fork Bacon

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