Roasted Butternut Squash

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Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is easy, healthy, and delicious. It has sweet, buttery flavor and delicious creamy texture.

Butternut squash is a popular fall and winter squash known for its sweet, and nutty flavor. The sweetness becomes more pronounced when roasted. Butternut squash is also a nutrient-dense vegetable. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and dietary fiber. Low in calories and fat, making it a healthy addition to your diet.

When butternut squash is roasted, the natural sugars in the squash caramelize. This caramelization process results in a sweet, slightly nutty flavor and a beautiful golden-brown exterior.

Roasting butternut squash is so easy. It requires minimal hands-on time, making it an easy side dish.

The combination of caramelization, enhanced nuttiness, flavor concentration, textural contrast, and the ability to customize seasonings makes Roasted Butternut Squash a favorite for holiday tables or every day dinners. It’s a simple yet satisfying way to enjoy this versatile and nutritious squash. It is great as a side dish or can be a main ingredient in salads, pastas, or grain bowls.

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Roasted Butternut Squash

This Roasted Butternut Squash is a quick and healthy side dish. Perfect to serve with your favorite protein or add it to the top of a salad.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 medium butternut squash (peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • Fresh parsley (for garnish) (chopped)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Toss squash cubes with oil, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl to coat. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast, stirring once or twice, until the squash is tender, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • To finish, garnish with parsley.
Keyword butternut squash, roasted butternut squash, squash

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