Roasted Kohlrabi and Butternut Squash

Roasted Kohlrabi and Butternut Squash
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Author: Gourmet, November 2006.
You may have noticed the exotic looking vegetables available now from North Star Orchards, the kohlrabi. They are available in green and purple and are sold with the leaves (which can be cooked as a green) and resemble a somewhat flattened baseball. They are a root vegetable of real versatility, and here are two recipes that use kohlrabi and other fall vegetables and fruits available at the Farmers Market. These recipes come from Epicurious.com and were originally published in Gourmet Magazine. Cooks’ note: Kohlrabi and butternut squash can be cut 1 day ahead and chilled in separate sealed plastic bags.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium kohlrabi (2 1/4 lb with greens or 1 3/4 lb without)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 lb butternut squash
  • Special equipment: a 17- by 12- by 1-inch shallow heavy baking pan
Instructions
  1. Put oven rack just below middle position and put baking pan on rack, then preheat oven to 450°F. (If roasting vegetables along with turkey, preheat pan for 15 minutes while turkey roasts, then roast vegetables underneath turkey.)
  2. Trim and peel kohlrabi, then cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Toss kohlrabi with 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl. Transfer kohlrabi to preheated pan in oven and roast 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, peel butternut squash, then quarter lengthwise, seed, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Toss squash with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 3/4 teaspoon pepper in same bowl.
  4. Stir kohlrabi, turning it, then push it to one side of pan.
  5. Add squash to opposite side of pan and roast, stirring and turning squash over halfway through roasting, until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes total (after squash is added).
  6. Toss vegetables to combine and transfer to a dish.