I-Hate-Vegetables-Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash

Hate vegetables?  Roasting can change your relationship with them forever.  No more mushy, grey, tasteless pile of have-to-eat-it-because-it’s-good-for-you.

There aren’t many vegetables that don’t taste fabulous roasted in some olive oil, garlic, and salt. Roasting vegetables brings out the sweetness and flavor of an otherwise blah vegetable.

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Roasted Butternut Squash
Don’t like squash? This recipe is for you! You’ve never had squash like this before!
  • 8 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash (1 large squash or 2 small ones)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Peel squash and remove seeds. Cut into 1 1/2” chunks and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle olive oil over squash and mix until all pieces are coated evenly.
  3. Stir in seasonings, taking care to mix well.
  4. Distribute single layer onto baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until pieces are tender and lightly browned on edges. Baking time will vary depending on age of squash and size of squash pieces.

Winter squash can be a little intimidating when it comes to cutting it, but if done right, it’s really quite easy.  Click here for my step-by-step instructions for cutting a butternut squash.


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  1. Becky says

    Thank you for the “how to guide” on peeling and cutting squash. I have used your method a couple of times in the last few weeks. It made cutting the squash much less dreadful :)

    My family and I really enjoyed this recipe as well. Roasting veggies is a new thing for me…and I love it!

  2. Jenn says

    I made this the other night and even my children , who despise vegetables, ate this dish with gusto. Thank you!

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