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Serves 4-6
Temperature: Preheated 400 F oven, center rack
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes
You will need a large baking sheet lined with aluminum foil
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 ½ pounds)
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted
  • 2 TBSP packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F center rack. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Wash the butternut squash and pat dry with a paper towel. Cut off the two ends.
  3. Use a knife to cut the squash lengthwise right where the neck meets the round belly to get a sturdy surface.
  4. Place the round seed section with the wide side down on a cutting board. Cut it in half and empty out all the seeds.
  5. Peel all the pieces, then slice and dice to bite size cubes. Add the cubes to a bowl. Drizzle with the melted butter, brown sugar, kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Stir to uniformly coat the cubed squash.
  6. Spread the pieces on the foil-lined baking sheet and bake for about 50 minutes, or until it is roasted and caramelized to a rich golden brown. Stir several times with a heat proof spatula.
  7. Enjoy this delicious Roasted Butternut Squash as a side dish with any vegetarian or meat dish.
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