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Roasted butternut squash

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

I've been eating a lot of squash around here lately.

Butternut squash, spaghetti squash, eggplant and obviously pumpkin.

I thought I was doing pretty good with eating my veggies, but I just learned that squash is actually a fruit and not a vegetable! Mind = blown. Did you know?!

Fruit or vegetable, they are still healthy and feel like the perfect winter comfort food. Butternut squash can be used in so many dishes (I love it in ravioli!) but it is also so good just on its own.

This simple roasted butternut squash recipe is for those days you just want something easy. You can serve this as a side, or toss it up with veggies or quinoa for a hearty meal. (This squash and quinoa casserole is a perfect next step.)

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

I have learned that I will eat a lot more of butternut squash when I buy it pre-cut from the store. With that cheat, this recipe couldn't get much easier! Just throw it in a pan, toss it up with the oil, salt and pepper and roast it.

I know it sounds simple but anything pre-cut, pre-washed or otherwise prepped is a huge barrier to not letting food go to waste. I've seen the pre-cut butternut squash at Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter, but a lot of grocery stores are smart enough these days to know you'll pay a little extra to save yourself the trouble.

But even if you have to cut the squash yourself, it's worth it!

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

Yield: 3 cups

Roasted butternut squash

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

Simple roasted butternut squash, delicious on its own or with other veggies. Can't get much easier than this, especially if you get the squash pre-cut!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large baking pan, add the cubed butternut squash. Toss with olive oil to coat, and sprinkle salt and pepper.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tender (should be able to stick a fork in easily).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 357mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Love butternut!! Its such a perfect fall veggie. This is so simple yet so delicious!!

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

Sunday 16th of November 2014

I LOVE Butternut Squash! I need to try this! Thanks for linking up with Show Stopper Saturday!

Kelly

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

tThanks for coming by to check out the post Taylor!

Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Mmm... simple and delicious! I had no idea it was a fruit either. mind = also blown :p

Joanna @Makingmine

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

Mmm - looks perfect for a cold fall day! Thanks for sharing! I might have to head to Trader Joe's for some precut squash (yeah, I like easy prep haha)

Kelly

Sunday 16th of November 2014

That's where I got mine too! That is one thing I definitely like to buy pre-cut. Hope you enjoy it Joanna!