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Tiger Squash: Grilled Butternut Squash

Crispy and stripe-edy on the outside, creamy on the inside, Tiger Squash is ready in less than 15 minutes. I'd expected it to be sweetly caramelized like oven-roasted squash. Instead, Tiger Squash has the savory snap of French fries. It's a great way to welcome fall produce without heating up the oven or lots of chopping.

grilled butternut squash with olive oil and salt aka tiger squash

Active time: 6 minutes. Total time: 14 minutes. Serves 4.

Recipe Ingredients

1 butternut squash
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt to taste

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat the grill to medium or 425°F. Cut off the neck of a butternut squash and peel it.  Slice peeled squash into 1/2-inch slabs. Rub with olive oil.

    peeled and sliced butternut squash

  2. Grill squash slabs for about five minutes on each side until tender all the way through. Avoid moving them around to create well-defined stripes. Squash is done when a fork goes through easily and tiny steam bubbles will appear on top.
  3. Sprinkle squash with salt and serve hot for maximum crunch. While you can refrigerate extra squash for up to four days, the French-fry appeal only comes hot off the grill.

    tiger squash or grilled butternut squash with pasta and peas

Recipe Note

Frozen peas on the Cook for Good site? Ai yi yi! I'm using some kitchen shortcuts while I recover from a stress fracture, including frozen peas and greens and some store-bought bread. Remember, you don't have to do it all or all the time. Do the best you can to make a difference and enjoy your life.


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Reader Comments (3)

Linda, I hope your fracture is healing well. Despite it you are sure keeping busy!
All the best from Hilton Head

Sep 24, 2011 | Registered Commenterbettya

Thanks so much, Betty! I'm doing better every day. I've still got the walking boot on and am now scooting around in the kitchen on a knee wheel chair that a friend lent me. That part can even be fun! I should be back to 100% in just another week or two. Hope all is well in beautiful Hilton Head! ... Linda

Sep 25, 2011 | Registered CommenterLinda Watson

Beautiful grilling! Frozen peas beat the heck out of nothing green on the plate.

Feel better soon.

Jun 13, 2014 | Registered Commenterchessie
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