- 1/2-3/4 cup butternut squash mashed or thinly sliced (Note: you will need to bake the squash in the oven 1 hour prior)
- 2 slices of wheat bread-I used a fresh loaf of wheat bread and cut my slices as desired)
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach (you may also use arugula)
- 2 slices of fresh tomato
- 2 tbsp goat cheese
- 2 tbsp chopped red onion
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- Dash of black pepper
- Dash of garlic powder
- 1-2 tsp of real butter-not margarine
Directions: You will need a panini maker or you can grill on the stove. (Bake the butternut squash for 1 hour on 350 degrees on a baking sheet as it is.
Once the butternut squash has been cooked and cooled, mix the goat cheese, chopped red onion, olive oil, minced garlic, dash of pepper and garlic in a bowl (this will be your spread for the panini). Spread 1-2 tsp of butter on the sides of bread that will be grilled. Next add the goat cheese mixture on one slice of the bread. Lastly add the spinach, followed by the butternut squash, and tomato slices to the bread and grill all together. This should take approximately 10-15 minutes depending on how crunchy you want your panini to be.