Maple-Cheddar Hasselback Butternut Squash

Wisconsin Cheese Maple-Cheddar Hasselback Butternut Squash Recipe
Active Time
30 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Cheddar can be used in this recipe.


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut top and bottom off of squash. Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and discard. Remove skin with a vegetable peeler. Brush squash with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Place squash cut side down on prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until just tender.
  3. When cool enough to handle, transfer squash cut side down to a cutting board. Cut squash widthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, taking care not to cut all the way through. Return squash cut side down to baking pan.
  4. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in maple syrup and cinnamon. Brush squash with butter mixture. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until squash is tender, brushing with butter mixture every 20 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with cheddar. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with pecans and sage.

Recipe Tip

To help cut the squash into even slices without going all the way through: Place two thin, long-handled spoons, one on each side of the squash, to use as cutting guides.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

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