Maple Roasted Butternut Squash +VIDEO

  • This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It’s healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! 

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It's healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

    Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

    I can’t believe it’s November already!! And that means Thanksgiving (and Christmas) are quickly approaching!!! My kids are already excited and have started making their lists, lol! It’s always interesting to see what they put on their list every year.

    And with the holidays around the corner, I know you will be in need of some easy dishes. If you are looking for something a little different or healthy to add to your holiday table then this Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is just for you!

    A few other great sides are: Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Glaze, or Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash.

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It's healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

    How to peel butternut squash?

    This can be a little intimidating, I know! When I first bought a butternut squash I had no idea what to do with it. The best way to peel it is with a sharp vegetable peeler.

    Some people poke holes in the squash and microwave it for a couple minutes then peel it but I haven’t tried it to see if it works. I just hold it on a cutting board and use the vegetable peeler to remove all the peeling. And a little tip: if the squash is slippery use a paper towel to hold on to the squash.

    Once you have it peeled it’s time to cut it into cubes. I like to cut the long neck off from the round bottom. Then cut the neck into disks or in half then cut into strips and then into cubes. Cut the round bottom in half an scoop out the seeds. Cut into strips then into cubes. Now it’s ready to be used in any recipe calling for cubed butternut squash.

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is an easy side dish that's healthy and great for the holidays! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It's healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

    Tips about this Maple Roasted Butternut Squash:

    • To save time you can substitute pre-cut squash from the store.
    • This is also really good with bacon! Just chop 2-3 slices of thick cut bacon and toss with the butternut squash before roasting.
    • Be sure to stir the squash halfway through cooking.
    • Be sure not to have your squash cubes too large or the maple syrup may burn before the squash is fully cooked. I like to cut mine no larger than 3/4″ cubes.

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is an easy side dish that's healthy and great for the holidays! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

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    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is an easy side dish that's healthy and great for the holidays! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables
    Maple Roasted Butternut Squash
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It's healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! 

    Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: butternut squash, maple roasted butternut squash, roasted butternut squash
    Servings: 8 (about 3/4 cup)
    Calories: 93 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    • 1 (3lb)(1.5kg) butternut squash
    • 1/2 cup (120ml) maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup (28g) butter, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • cayenne pepper to taste, optional
    • salt to taste
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C). If you prefer line a large baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup, set aside. 

    2. Peel, seed, and cut the butternut squash into 1/2"-3/4" cubes. (Try to get them all about the same size so the squash cooks evenly.) Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with remaining ingredients.

    3. Bake for 25 minutes stirring half way through cooking.

    Recipe Video

    Recipe Notes
    1. Nutrition facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

    Tips about this Maple Roasted Butternut Squash:

    • To save time you can substitute pre-cut squash from the store. 
    • This is also really good with bacon! Just chop 2-3 slices of thick cut bacon and toss with the butternut squash before roasting.
    Nutrition Facts
    Maple Roasted Butternut Squash
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 93 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 5g8%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Cholesterol 15mg5%
    Sodium 54mg2%
    Potassium 33mg1%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Sugar 8g9%
    Vitamin A 200IU4%
    Calcium 18mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    This Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is a great side dish for the holidays! It's healthy, easy to make, and full of flavor! #butternutsquash #roastedvegetables

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