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How to Roast Butternut Squash

Learning How to Roast Butternut Squash is quick and easy. Delicious served as a side or tossed in and among all your favorite fall recipes, Butternut Squash is a fall must-have and an easy substitute for pumpkin.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Jessica Randhawa


  • 1 Butternut squash
  • 2 tsp olive oil or melted butter
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • Brown sugar if desired


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Using a large sturdy knife, cut your butternut squash in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the seeds and stringy bits with a spoon and discard or save for later (if you're planning on roasting them).
  • Transfer the butternut squash, cut-side-up into a baking dish and brush with olive oil or melted butter, coating the entire surface of the squash.
  • Season with salt and pepper and brown sugar (if desired).
  • Roast in the oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until soft, and fork-tender.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Scoop flesh from the kin and enjoy plain or in your favorite recipes.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19930IU | Vitamin C: 39.4mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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