Balsamic Roasted Squash and Vegetables

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe of what I happened to have in the kitchen was a true hit at Thanksgiving. It makes the kitchen smell wonderful and best of all it's very easy.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 kabocha squash or 1 other winter squash or 1 sweet potato
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced into half moons
  • 1 lb frozen peppers and onions, thawed (or use fresh bell peppers)
  • 1 (13 ounce) canquartered artichoke hearts
  • 16 Brussels sprouts, stems removed
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons fat free balsamic vinaigrette, to taste (I used Whole Foods brand) (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan.
  3. Peel and cut squash into 2-3 inch chunks. (Tip: Baking or microwaving squash for a few minutes helps to soften skin).
  4. Put onion, pepper blend and squash in a bowl and add garlic, spices and vinegar. Toss until all veggies are coated and let marinate 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 425°F
  6. Place marinated veggies into baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Bring water to boil in medium saucepan. Add brussel sprouts and cook 5 minutes. Slice into halves or quarters depending on size of sprouts.
  8. After 30 minutes of roasting veggies, stir brussel sprouts and artichokes into mix and return to oven.
  9. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until squash is fork tender. Remove from oven and adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. To give a more intense flavor, toss with balsamic vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Delicious and easy! I bought pre-peeled and diced organic squash from Costco, and this cut out about an hour of the estimated cooking time! I added fresh basil leqves in the last 15-20 minutes of baking. Leftovers were delicious! I'm planning on making this again for Christmas Eve dinner.

cristalspeller December 05, 2012

Delicious recipe! I used it as a main dish and had a side salad go along with it. I used the sweet potato and left out the artichoke hearts. I also upped the garlic to 10 cloves (love it). Very happy it used the cooking spray instead of the oil. Will make this again!!!

nemokitty October 19, 2012

This turned out fantastic and I am so happy that only oil spray was used. I had some squash to use up and I love balsamic vinegar, so this was perfect. I marinated for an hour and that was just right for us. I didn't make any changes except to leave out the thyme as I was out. We served this as our main dish along with a nice, hot whole grain roll. Leftovers were great the next day in a green salad. Thanks so much for posting, we would make this again!

VegSocialWorker December 02, 2006