There’s an old culinary proverb that says: You first eat with your eyes. This recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard combines the gorgeous colors (and flavors too) of roasted butternut squash, Swiss chard, roasted garlic, pine nuts, dried cranberries, shallots and sage into a dish that is quintessential fall and is a feast for both the eyes and stomach.
I just love cooking with Swiss chard – the colors alone make this such an appealing vegetable – not to mention its very high nutritional value!
The mellow roasted butternut squash is perfectly balanced by the delicate flavor of the Swiss chard greens and roasted garlic, and the toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries add texture to the overall dish. This dish is the perfect fall meal accompaniment.
Adapted from a recipe originally found here, we added a small bit of goat cheese to this roasted butternut squash and Swiss chard just before serving to add a touch of delicious creaminess to the dish.