Winter Squash Marinara
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12 servings
This deceptively simple dish combines all the best flavors of winter with the warm and familiar zest of Marinara sauce and Parmesan cheese. Winter Squash Marinara will definitely be the surprise hit of the season for you and your family.
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 large acorn squash
  • 3 small sweet potatoes (or 1 very large sweet potato)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 or 6 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 1 jar (23.5 ounces) Prego Farmers' MarketĀ® Classic Marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated or shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut butternut and acorn squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and strings. Place face down on baking sheets.
  3. Rinse sweet potatoes and pat dry, Pierce skins with a fork and place on baking sheet with the butternut squash.
  4. Bake squash and sweet potatoes together at 400 degrees for about 50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Remove flesh from squash and peel sweet potatoes. Cut all into 1/2-inch cubes.
  6. Simmer onions and garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium low heat until jut fragrant and slightly translucent.. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat and set aside.
  7. In a large casserole dish, gently mix squash, sweet potatoes, onion mixture and basil. pour Marinara sauce evenly over the top, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted.
  9. Share and enjoy!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at