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Roasted squash with mint and toasted pumpkin seeds
Use butternut squash or a small, firm cooking pumpkin such as a sugar pumpkin for the best results.
2 medium acorn or butternut squash or small sugar pumpkins (about 3 pounds total)
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, torn
Preheat oven to 425°F. Cut squash into 1 1/2″-thick wedges, leaving skin on. Scrape off seeds and strings with a large spoon and discard. Coat wedges with 3 tablespoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay wedges cut side down on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, carefully turning halfway through, until golden brown on both sides, about 30 minutes. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pumpkin seeds and cook, swirling pan often, until seeds are puffed and brown but still have a bit of green, 4–5 minutes. Transfer seeds to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt.
DO AHEAD: Squash and toasted pumpkin seeds can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand separately at room temperature. Rewarm squash before serving.
Transfer squash to a large platter and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle squash with torn mint leaves and toasted pumpkin seeds.