Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

Duxelles, made with mushrooms and shallots, are served on top of butternut squash slices to make a delicious starter, appetizer or side dish. Perfect for gatherings and Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Allergy friendly and suitable for numerous dietary requirements (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, seed free, oil free, nightshade free, grain free, vegan, autoimmune protocol AIP, paleo & whole30 friendly).

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What are duxelles? 

Duxelles are a French dish consisting of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots that are seasoned with thyme and cooked for a prolonged period to intensify their flavour and form a thick paste. They are typically cooked in butter and alcohol. However, in this recipe, butter and alcohol is substituted with vegetable broth or tiger nut milk to produce a healthy version of duxelles that is alcohol free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan, aip, paleo and whole30 friendly. 

 

How to use duxelles 

Duxelles are traditionally used as a filling to make beef Wellington. However, they can be used in a variety of ways, such as:-

  • On top of toast,
  • In risottos and pasta dishes,
  • In soups,
  • In stuffings,
  • As a stuffing for vegetables or squash,
  • As a filling for crepes or omelettes,
  • Stirred into mashed potato, or
  • Are delicious served on their own. 

 

Butternut squash slices with duxelles 

In this recipe, duxelles are served on top of roasted butternut squash slices. It’s the perfect starter, appetizer or side dish, which can be followed by this Pumpkin, Mushroom & Spinach Risotto, for example. It’s especially great for gatherings, buffets and Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  

 

Ingredients

1). Butternut squash slices. The neck of the squash, without the seeds, cut into 1/2 inch slices.

2). Mushrooms. Any mushrooms can be used but I prefer to use a variety (chestnut, closed cup, button, shittake, oyster, portobello).

3). Shallots

4). Garlic cloves

5). Dried thyme (UK Link/US Link)

6). Vegetable broth. Substitute for tiger nut milk for autoimmune protocol and nightshade free diet.

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How to store butternut squash slices and duxelles 

If you have leftovers or are cooking a large batch for meal prep, the baked butternut squash slices and duxelles can be left to cool completely and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, they can be stored in freezer-safe glass containers in the freezer for up to 3 months. Label the containers with the date they were frozen to ensure you use them in the necessary time.

 

how to reheat butternut squash slices and duxelles

To reheat the butternut squash slices, remove from the fridge or freezer, and place the slices in a single layer on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Coat the top of the slices generously with vegetable broth or tiger nut milk. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and bake the butternut squash rounds for 10-15 minutes, or until the temperature of the slices is at least 165°F or 74°C (1).

To reheat the mushroom duxelles, place the desired amount in a saucepan and heat on the stove, stirring occasionally, until the temperature of the duxelles is at least 165°F or 74°C (1). 

 

Dietary requirements 

These butternut squash slices with duxelles are:-

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Wheat free
  • Lactose free
  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Seed free
  • Grain free
  • Nightshade free (use tiger nut milk)
  • Oil free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Autoimmune protocol (use tiger nut milk)
  • Paleo
  • Whole30 friendly.

 

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Butternut Squash Slices With Mushroom Duxelles

November 5, 2021
: 14 slices
: 10 min
: 40 min
: 50 min
: Easy

Duxelles, made with mushrooms and shallots, are served on top of butternut squash slices to make a delicious starter, appetizer or side dish. Perfect for gatherings and Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Allergy friendly and suitable for numerous dietary requirements (gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free, seed free, oil free, nightshade free, grain free, vegan, autoimmune protocol AIP, paleo & whole30 friendly).

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