Perfectly Roasted Butternut Squash is an easy, healthy way to prepare butternut squash! This easy method for preparing butternut squash is great to eat alone as a healthy side dish or to use in salads.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or grease the pan well with olive oil.
Peel and cut the squash into 1 inch cubes.
Season the squash with olive oil, salt and pepper. Feel free to add in seasonings of your choice at this step.
Spread the squash out evenly onto the prepared pan, ensuring there is enough space around the squash to allow it to evenly brown.
Roast for 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and flip the squash over. Roast for at least another 20 minutes, or until squash is tender and browned slightly.
Butternut Squash: A huge time-saving tip is to purchase cubed butternut squash from your produce section (not the frozen cubed squash.) Often it is not only a time-saver, but the difference in cost is negligible. Baking Sheet: Be sure to use a rimmed baking sheet to prevent butternut squash from falling into a hot oven and burning.Parchment Paper: Parchment paper really helps to prevent the squash from sticking to the pan, but you can toss with an additional ½ tablespoon olive oil or line your baking sheet with a silicone liner instead. Oven Temp: Be sure your oven is fully preheated before placing squash in the oven! The rapid heating of the oven will result in the squash browning too rapidly.Storage: Store for up to 4 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer. Reheat in a 400-degree oven for 10-15 minutes from the refrigerator and 20-30 minutes from the freezer. For Different Flavor Varieties: