Butternut Squash Panini


Servings: 1


  • 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.


2 thoughts on “Butternut Squash Panini

  1. Hi Tanya!

    I hope all is well.

    I read your blog faithfully and with great interest. Great job!

    I have a question. Is there any vegetable that is less healthy than others? What about corn and potatoes? I always thought they’re too starchy. Is that true?

    Lisa : )


    1. Hello there!

      Awesome, thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. Yes corn and white potatoes are very starchy vegetables and give very little nutrients. They tend to have a higher glycemic index, meaning they raise your blood sugar faster. So I would say aim for sweet potatoes, or purple sweet potatoes. Those will offer you more vitamins and antioxidants (especially vitamin A) which will help with your skin, and vision. Aim for vegetables that are colorful 🙂 The red ones tend to have more antioxidant properties which will help with fighting off diseases.

      Hope that helps!


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