Roasted Butternut Squash
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.
Rimmed Baking Sheet
medium butternut squash
about 4 pounds, or 36 ounces chopped butternut squash
1 and ½
freshly ground black pepper
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.
Roast for 20 minutes, remove pan from oven and flip the squash over. Roast for at least another 20 minutes, or until squash is tender and browned slightly.
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.
Be sure to use a rimmed baking sheet to prevent butternut squash falling into a hot oven and burning.
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.
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.
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:
Thyme Butternut Squash
: add 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Butternut Squash:
add 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Maple Butternut Squash
: add 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Garlic Butternut Squash
: add 5-7 whole cloves of peeled garlic cloves
Spiced Butternut Squash
: add 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
Roasted Butternut Squash https://amindfullmom.com/roasted-butternut-squash/ September 27, 2020