4-1/2 lbs butternut squash
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 cup pecans – chopped either raw or roasted
1 cups crumbled Roquefort or other blue cheese
Heat the oven to 425°F.
Halve the squash, leaving the skin on, and scoop out the seeds, then cut into 1-inch cubes; you don’t need to be precise, just keep the pieces uniformly small.
Put into a roasting pan with the oil and sprinkle the thyme of their leaves over the butternut squash. Roast in the oven for about 30-45 minutes or until tender.
Once out of the oven, remove the squash to a bowl and scatter over the pecans and crumble over the cheese, tossing everything together gently.
Excerpted from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. Photographs by Lis Parsons. Copyright (c) 2007 Nigella Lawson. Published in the United States by Hyperion. All Rights Reserved.