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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash
A super-simple, savory side dish that’s ready in no time. See more
  • READY IN 40 mins

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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"Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven until squash is tender and lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2012

Easiest way to peel a butternut squash: - Lay on side - Cut into two halves, separating the "large ball" at the bottom from the "tube" at the top. - Cut the bottom from the large ball so you have two parallel flat surfaces. Stand the ball on one flat face. Cut slices of skin off, from top to bottom, following the contour of the ball as you make each cut. - Cut the top from the tube. Stand on one flat end. Cut slices of skin, from top to bottom. - Only after both pieces are peeled - cut each half in half (top to bottom) to expose seeds, which you scrape out and discard.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2014

I guess I don't like butternut squash.

 
Oct 24, 2012

Not sure I'd roast butternut squash any other way after making this basic, non-fussy recipe. Winning recipes almost always begin with fresh ingredients and a little seasoning to enhance and complement. This is a winner. Easy to prepare, quick to roast, easy to serve and eat, pretty on the plate, and delicious. I simply added a little fresh chopped parsley to pretty it up.

 
Dec 10, 2012

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to peel easily. Everything else was great.

 
Apr 21, 2013

How incredibly simply perfect. Really top notch! By the way, the easiest way to peel a butternut squash is with a plain old vegetable peeler. Peel it, then cut off the ends, slice down the middle, scrape out the goosh and seeds and then chop it up per your recipe instructions. Easy peezy!

 
Apr 14, 2013

Peeling tip: Before peeling, wash and poke holes in the squash, then put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. After it cools down a bit, you can easily cut and peel it.

 
Nov 29, 2012

I have roasted butternut squash for vegetable soup recently but I had purchased one from the local farmer's market and needed a side dish with some (soy sauce/lemon juice/garlic/brown sugar) marinaded chicken breasts I planned on grilling. I removed the skin of the squash and then cubed it. Then I tossed it with the fresh ground pepper, drizzle of olive oil (probably closer to 1 tblspn), coarse sea salt and minced garlic. I prepped it around 11am and stuck it in the fridge. Come dinner time I pulled it out, placed it on a baking sheet lined with foil and baked for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. It was delicious. I told my 3 year old son how a local "FARMER" had grown it just for him to eat and he gobbled it up. Eat great Fall veggies until you are so tired of them and then do it all again next fall. They are nutritious and delicious and cost effective when in season. I paid $2.00 for a large squash that will roll over to another meal. ENJOY!!! This one is going in the cookbook under "Side dishes" : )

 
Dec 16, 2013

Loved this recipe! Able to stand on it's own with no changes.... Very nice indeed!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 177 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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