Baked Butternut Squash

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

From one of mom's old 3x5 recipe cards. Perfect for the wet, windy fall time of the year. squash is baked in the oven with a mixture of butter, bacon, maple syrup and rosemary. Super easy, and a real family hit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. Peel the squash, cut it in half and seed it.
  3. Turn the cut sides down, and slice into 3/8 inch slices, lengthwise (like a cantaloupe).
  4. Arrange with the sides down on an oven tray, or baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  5. Mix the butter, bacon, rosemary and maple syrup together with a fork in a bowl until well blended.
  6. Room temperature butter makes this a lot easier.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Dollop the butter mixture over the squash, it doesn't have to cover all pieces, it will melt.
  9. Put it into the oven, uncovered and bake for about 40 minutes or until squash is cooked, and a bit caramelized on top.
  10. At about 20 minutes, turn the squash over and spoon the melted butter all over.


Most Helpful

This the best squash I have ever tried. My family wants me to make all the time.

Alison T March 02, 2007

Excellent. I used three kinds of winter squash, butternut, acorn, and delicata cut into chunks. Roasted as directed. Perfect combination of sweet and savory. Served with smokey black beans and roasted turkey.

KelBel March 06, 2006

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