Prep 30 mins
Cook 55 mins
I was looking through (forgive me) another recipe site, and found this. I have been making it for the last four Thanksgivings. It has become a "traditional" Thanksgiving side dish (and for any other meal). I made it the first year and brought it to my daughter-in-law's house, now three years later, she is making it for Thanksgiving.It can be used with chicken and pot roast too) The peeling & cutting of the potatoes and squash is a little bit of a bother, but it's worth the work. You will love this dish! I usually double the ingredients so we will have leftovers.
- 1 lb acorn squash (I've only used butternut) or 1 lb butternut squash (I've only used butternut)
- 1 lb sweet potatoes or 1 lb yam
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1⁄4 cup dried cranberries or 1⁄4 cup dried cherries
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Peel the squash and sweet potatoes.
- Cut both the sweet potatoes and the squash into 1 inch cubes. Place most of the oil in the pan (I use a 9-inch13"), and add the sweet potatoes and the squash and bake, covered with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes.
- After 20 minutes is up, remove dish from oven and remove foil.
- Add cranberries (I use more than 1/4 cup).
- Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top and dribble with remaining oil (again, I use a little more of the sugar, cinnamon and oil).
- Bake uncovered at 375°F for 30-35 minutes, or until well browned.
This was so good! I doubled the brown sugar just because I knew my kids wouldn't eat it if I didn't. I used a butternut squash and several of the tiniest yams I have ever seen. I didn't have any dried cranberries, but I did have some in a bag of trail mix that has been sitting around and no one has been eating, so I picked them out and rinsed them. Lol. I'm sure I'll be making this again. Thank you!
I love this dish. Made it for Thanksgiving and making it again today for Christmas. Thank you for a new holiday staple.