Roasted Butternut Squash

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Sandylee

A Rachael Ray recipe that is a Thanksgiving tradition in her home.

Top Review by GaylaJ

Very good. I scaled it down for only one squash, but otherwise followed the recipe. I do enjoy squash more when it has been peeled and cut into cubes prior to roasting, but since I don't enjoy peeling raw squash, I do like the simplicity of roasting it this way. Thanks for posting the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place butternut squash halves on a large baking sheet with the cut side up.
  3. Divide the butter pieces among all 6 halves, smearing it all over the cut side of the squash.
  4. Drizzle each half with maple syrup and season with freshly grated nutmeg and ground black pepper.
  5. Roast the squash for 40-60 minutes or, until the flesh is tender when poked with a fork.
  6. You can serve each person a whole half each or you can scoop out the flesh into a serving bowl, whatever makes you and yours happy.

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