Happy Thanksgiving, guys! I hope you all have a lovely and safe holiday today, filled with family, friends and food. In case you’re waiting for the bird to roast and looking for a tasty appetizer, try making these tasty Fall toasts to get your holiday started. I tested them out this week and they’re so easy to make. I love their combination of creamy goat cheese, sweet roasted butternut squash and peppery arugula. They’re super nutritious, and they’re as festive as they are delicious.
1 French baguette
5 oz goat cheese
6 oz arugula (the size of a pre-washed bag)
12 oz cubed butternut squash (lots of supermarkets sell a great precut bag)
salt and pepper
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Dice your butternut squash into bite-sized pieces, then place it on an baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, mix, and put into the oven. Roast for about 20 minutes.
Step 2: Slice your baguette and brush it lightly with olive oil. When there are 5 minutes left on the timer for the butternut squash, place the slices on a baking dish and in the oven. The last five minutes will toast the bread.
Step 3: Once you’ve removed your bread and squash from the oven, allow them to cool for 3-5 minutes. Then spread each slice with goat cheese, sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper, a few leaves of arugula and as many pieces of butternut squash as will fit.
Step 4: That’s it! All that’s left is plate them and pass them around for your family and friends to enjoy.
Happy holidays, everyone!