Roasted Butternut Squash

"I sometimes pair this with Roasted Herb Chicken."
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  • Wash, halve and seed the squash.
  • Bake the squash halves at about 200 degrees centigrade.
  • I normally overbake them (blisters appearing) as it caramelise it a little.
  • Roast for about 20- 30 mins.
  • When the squash is done, put as much margarine or butter you would like and enjoy!

Questions & Replies

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  1. Gina S.
    can you add cinnamon as a spice to it? and did you scoop out the one solid end?


  1. PanNan
    I've never had butternut squash before and decided to choose a simple recipe for my first taste. After 30 minutes I added butter and let it melt, then I sprinkled on a little nutmeg, and some brown sugar. It carmelized so beautifully, was perfectly cooked, and tasted delicious.
  2. Studentchef
    This was really good, not to mention simple. Since I did use a large butternut squash, I had to roast it for a full 30 minutes. Since some one gave me a small portion of apple butter as a gift, I used that to spread on the squash, and it was so good! Definetely a good combination!
  3. CindiJ
    This is the first time I've roasted a butternut squash without using butter & brown sugar. What a huge difference it made. I absolutely loved this plain! I did season lightly with salt & pepper and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks Vel for a great "new" way for me to enjoy squash!
  4. Wish I Could Cook
    This is a great and easy way to make squash. I usually cook the squash whole for about 30 minutes to soften it to make it easy to peel (can do this a day ahead). Then I cut the squash into cubes, toss in a bowl with olive oil, salt and sage. Roast in a thin layer for about 35-45 minutes until the squash is super tender and starting to brown on the tops. Then enjoy!
  5. A Messy Cook
    This is a good method, but needs a little longer than 30 minutes for the squash to get soft enough for my liking :) I brushed it with olive oil and sprinkled on some cracked pepper, salt, and freshly grated nutmeg.


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