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.


Roasted Butternut Squash

Don’t like squash? This recipe is for you! You’ve never had squash like this before!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
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  • Peel squash and remove seeds. Cut into 1 1/2” chunks and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle olive oil over squash and mix until all pieces are coated evenly.
  • Stir in seasonings, taking care to mix well.
  • 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.

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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. 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!

    1. You’re very welcome, Becky. I’m glad it was useful. And happy to hear you’re enjoying roasted veggies. 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made this the other night and even my children , who despise vegetables, ate this dish with gusto. Thank you!

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  4. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and exceeded my taste sensations! Absolutely delicious. I know cinnamon doesnt go with all the other herbs in this recipe but I covered them in cinnamon when they came out because tasted like it would go together with butternut squash and let me just tell you this was like a dessert! I could see it being pureed in a pie crust with fresh whipped cream on top but Ill stick to this healthier version since I am avoiding all sugar that is not natural. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  5. More Roasted Vegetable Recipes: If you are obsessed with roasting vegetables like I am, I have a lot of great recipes for you to try, or you can check out my entire collection of roasted vegetables ! This roasted butternut squash is both spicy and sweet and is 100% perfect! It s an easy and healthy side dish that the whole family will love.

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