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
 
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

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*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 8g
Vitamin A 4%
Calcium 1.8%
* 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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