Roasted Butternut Squash

I have a friend that said she has run out of ideas of what to cook for dinner. Seriously, her family wants to eat everyday! lol 😀 Yes, sometimes it is hard to decide what to make or you feel like you are cooking the same things over and over. I look for inspiration in magazines, food shows, websites, blogs, and of course, Pinterest.  So, once you’ve decided on your main dish, what will you serve along with it?  Wait, what?! I need something else?? Sure you do…a side dishes are an easy way to add great nutrients to any meal. They can compliment your main dish and/or make your dinner extraordinary. 

Head on out to your market and pick up some up Butternut Squash….it is in season and is a delicious side dish.

Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash is a member of the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family, which is related to the melon and cucumber.  It is considered a “super food” because it is a great source of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other protective phytonutrients. It’s beautiful orange color is an indicator that it is a great source of beta-carotene.  Our bodies convert Beta-carotene into Vitamin A, which is essential for a healthy immune system, skin, and vision. A deficiency in Vitamin A can cause the eyes to weaken and lead to difficulty seeing in low light and night blindness. 

Butternut squash provides fiber, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, magnesium, iron, and calcium.


Roasted Butternut Squash
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Serves: 4
  • 2 lbs butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Transfer to a large, rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and spread out in a single layer.
  4. Roast for about 30 minutes. Tossing occasionally, until slightly tender and golden.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 116 Fat: 4g Carbohydrates: 22g Sodium: 243mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 2g

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Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is delicious! Roasting brings out a delightfully sweet and slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with chicken, pork, and beef.

Here is the nutritional breakdown for my Roasted Butternut Squash (per serving):

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  1. I LOVE roasted butternut squash – so delicious! Such a really simple technique that yields huge (wonderful!) flavors! Now your friend’s family will have something to eat for dinner tonight, right!?!? She’s lucky to have you! 😀

    • Aww, thanks 😀 I love how easy it is to make Roasted Butternut Squash. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious!

  2. I can’t remember the last time I had butternut squash but I’ve always liked it. I see these photos and they make me drool. About time for a trip to the store, me thinks. :-)

    • Kristi, I’m so happy to finally find butternut squash in the markets again. It seems like a long time since I’ve had it too. I love it flavor and roasting it…heavenly!

  3. This looks so simple yet so delicious! Perfect easy (and healthy!) side dish, I looove it! :)

    • I love that it is so very simple, yet so very delicious. Not a lot of work for a side dish to compliment just about any meal. 😀

  4. I love roasted Butternut Squash! Have you tried with with sage and/or brown butter? It’s SO good!

  5. I love it just the way that you’ve made it. I would throw it on a salad, on pizza, on pasta with risotto – just everything. Roasting brings out those rich deep flavors.

    • Roasted Butternut Squash on a salad is my favorite!! I haven’t had it on pizza, but I love that idea. I’m going to have to think about that one and see what I can come up with.

  6. I love butternut squash! This sounds fantastic!


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