Sweetly Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

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The long hot days of summer are fading and the cool crisp days of autumn are fast approaching. The thought of fall brings with it cravings for slow cooked chili, thick hearty stews, caramel apples and slow roasted harvest vegetables; butternut squash is one of my all-time favorites. Try this recipe for a deliciously sweet side dish full of fall flavor.

Sweetly Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 1-2 Butternut squashes (approximately 3lbs once peeled with seeds removed)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1-1 ½ tbsp honey (more or less depending on desired sweetness)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel butternut squash, remove seeds and cut into approximately 1 inch cubes.
  3. In a large bowl combine butternut squash & olive oil, toss to coat. As you continue to toss the cubes sprinkle on cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Transfer squash from bowl to a 9x13 inch casserole dish and spread out into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until squash is soft throughout and beginning to caramelize. Stir about half way through bake time.
  6. Remove from oven and lightly drizzle with honey.
  7. Serve & enjoy!
* A touch of brown sugar and almonds would also be great tossed in this dish! * Since this dish yields a soft slightly mashed product its can easily be made ahead of time and kept warm in a crockpot or reheated. This makes it a great dish for Thanksgiving or other family gatherings.


More Butternut Squash Recipes:

Butternut Squash Ravioli Recipe

How to Cook a Butternut Squash

This recipe may be linked at I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Two Maids Milking, The Saturday Evening Pot, Permanent Posies, 33 Shades of Green, Blackberry Vine , Polka Dots on Parade, Southern Lovely, Crystal & Comp, Tatertots & Jello

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