Roasted butternut squash in a round black bowl with a brown and white towel all on a dark wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to make a delicious, healthy side for any meal. Try roasted butternut squash with your next dinner.

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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

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Ingredients for roasted butternut squash in bowls on a dark wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F.

Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl

Diced butternut squash with oil and garlic in a stainless steel bowl on a dark wooden surface

Season with salt and pepper.

Diced butternut squash with oil and garlic sprinkled with salt and pepper in a stainless steel bowl on a dark wooden surface

Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet.

Seasoned butternut squash on a sheet pan on a dark wooden surface

Roast until squash is tender and lightly browned, about 25-30 minutes.

Roasted butternut squash in a round black bowl with a brown and white towel all on a dark wooden surface (vertical)

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.

Recipe

Originally Published On: October 17, 2022

Roasted butternut squash in a round black bowl with a brown and white towel all on a dark wooden surface

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to make a delicious, healthy side for any meal. Try roasted butternut squash with your next dinner.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Side Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
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Vegan
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Vegetarian
Keyword:
butternut squash
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roasted vegetables
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squash
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Keto
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
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Vegan
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Whole30
Servings: 8 cups
5 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash (peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • 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
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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 876mg37%
Potassium 333mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9966IU199%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

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16 thoughts on “Roasted Butternut Squash”

  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!!

  6. 5 stars
    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.

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