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Simple Maple Roasted Butternut Squash


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 as a side 1x

Description

Quick and easy recipe for maple roasted butternut squash cubes. A healthy side dish recipe cooked in the oven and perfect for busy weeknight dinners.


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a medium butternut squash, peeled and cubed (about 3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • additional salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet or a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper or a baking mat.
  2. Cube your butternut squash if needed (removing the seeds and skin first).
  3. Place the squash in a medium bowl and add the olive oil, maple, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir to evenly coat the squash.
  4. Add the squash to the prepared pan, spreading it out to make one even layer.
  5. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the squash is fork tender.
  7. Remove from the oven, adjust the salt and pepper to taste, and serve hot.

Notes

  • This is a great candidate for pre-cut and peeled squash you can pick up at the grocery store if you are short on time.
  • Feel free to add herbs or ground cinnamon if you like. I love a dash of cinnamon and a little extra sprinkle of coarse salt on this dish. I also love a pinch of dried sage (sometimes called rubbed sage) and a dash of garlic salt for a more savory flavor.
  • When buying butternut squash, be sure to get one that is firm and blemish-free (no nicks or bruises). It’ll store a few weeks (even months) so feel free to stock up when they go on sale.
  • You can also prep the squash like this ahead of time, chill it, and serve it cold in salads.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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