Roasting vegetables is an easy way to make a delicious, healthy side for any meal. Try roasted butternut squash with your next dinner.Jump to Recipe
One of the easiest ways to cook vegetables, without losing flavor, is to roast them. We’ve made roasted vegetables and roasted potatoes as sides for a lot of meals. As fall is here, it was time to try some roasted butternut squash.
The butternut squash has a sweet flavor to it, so it paired well with a seasoned steak for dinner. While the boys aren’t fans of cooked vegetables (in any way) they did try the recipe. Tyler said it was ok and Ryan didn’t like it at all. Justin and I ended up eating a lot of it then saved the rest for lunch the next day.
This was the first time we’d bought a large squash like this. Tyler was grocery shopping with Justin and kept saying it reminded him of a big nose. Ryan thought it looked like a hammer. Either way, they thought it was funny so they were willing to give it a taste.
Roasted Butternut Squash Step by Step
- 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl
Season with salt and pepper.
Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet.
Roast until squash is tender and lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes.
Roasted Butternut Squash Leftovers
Save any leftover roasted butternut squash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. To reheat, it would be best heated in the oven or an air fryer or toaster oven. The microwave makes it too soft in my opinion.
Originally Published On: October 17, 2022
Roasted Butternut Squash
- 1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 400F
- Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl
- Season with salt and pepper
- Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet
- Roast until squash is tender and lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
16 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash”
Thank you for the detailed instructions! This is a delicious side dish for the family to come home to. I will try your suggestion to pair it with steak – a nice alternative to our usual baked potatoes!
Oh, yum! Butternut squash is one of my favorite recipes. I roast it all the time and use it in all kinds of recipes. I really love it with beef, actually.
I’m going to roast up a big batch of squash this weekend and make some tasty soup. This is an excellent recipe.
You are absolutely right! Roasting is such an easy way of cooking and sometimes I wonder why we don’t do it more often. My son gets picky about his vegetables and fruit intake so I am excited to give this one a try!
I love roasted butternut squash! Brilliant for a side dish or turn into a soup. I discovered you can also make it in the microwave for a more energy efficient rendition!
Yes you are true roasted vegetables have all its qualities without being wasted and it is quite easy to cook too. The recipe seems to be tasty as well as healthy . Thanks for sharing!!
This looks so good! I love roasted butternut squash! I am going to have to try out this recipe soon.
Never tried roasted butternut squash. I never realized that we can make a dessert out of the lowly squash. Glad I read the recipe.
Wow! This is a really nice recipe! I really love to try this!
This is a great recipe. I love having Butternut Squash when I have a roast dinner.
This is something I’d love to eat more of but I haven’t had experience preparing. I do like the sound of this recipe. It’s easy enough for me to do and sounds like it would taste great too.
I tried this out to cook for Thanksgiving – 10/10! So good!
Hhhhmmm…I haven’t tasted squash before. I could give this version of it a try. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Simple, Easy & so Delicious! A quick and healthy dish that will leave you full and satisfied. Thanks for sharing!
This is a good idea and something new to me. It’s one of the recipe that I would neve think of if I didn’t read about it haha. Thank you for sharing!
I haven’t tried making this one but looks easy to cook and yeah, it’s vegan. I will make some over the weekend. Let see how it taste like. Thanks for the recipe!