Baked butternut squash is a fantastic side dish, so easy and low maintenance. Great for a holiday spread or any time of the year! #bakedbutternutsquash #butternutsquashoven #holidaysidedish #sidedishchristmas #sidedishthanksgiving
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Baked Butternut Squash

Baked butternut squash is a fantastic side dish, so easy and low maintenance. Great for a holiday spread or any time of the year! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked butternut squash, how to cook butternut squash, roasted butternut squash recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 144 kcal
Author Alli

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash large
  • 1 purple onion medium
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons thyme fresh, 1 1/2 teaspoons if using dried

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 

  2. Carefully peel squash. Trim off each end. 

  3. Slice it in half short ways, just above the bulge. Slice each piece in half, scooping the seeds out of the bottom halves. 

  4. Dice into 1-inch cubes. 

  5. Toss with olive oil and seasonings. 

  6. Place on a lined baking sheet, being sure there is room between the pieces of squash so they can roast and not steam. 

  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the squash is fork tender and the outside is crispy. 

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Recipe Notes

This recipe is easily scaled up or down, just remember that if you increase it to give the squash enough room and that the sheets aren't crowded. 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 393mg 16%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 266.7%
Vitamin C 35.4%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.