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Caramelized Roasted Butternut Squash

Learn how to prepare this easy five ingredients recipe for a buttery and caramelized roasted butternut squash. This is one of the best ways to enjoy in-season squash.
Ingredients for caramelized roasted butternut squash: butternut squash, unsalted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

Ingredients for caramelized roasted butternut squash: butternut squash, unsalted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

If you need a quick five ingredients recipe in your life to make it so much easier to manage, you will love this caramelized roasted butternut squash recipe. You will be able to create this beautiful dish using only butternut squash, unsalted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

The only complicated thing about this dish is prepping the squash, but I’m going to walk you through that process so you will be a master by the end of it.

In a large mixing bowl, combine diced butternut squash, unsalted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine diced butternut squash, unsalted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.

How to prepare a butternut squash

Use a sharp knife to cut away the two ends of butternut squash, then cut it into two halves lengthwise.

Next, use a vegetable peeler to peel away the skin and use a spoon to scoop and remove the seeds.

Cut the squash into 1 12 inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.

Roast seasoned diced butternut squash in a baking tray in a single layer until fully cooked and caramelized.

Roast seasoned diced butternut squash in a baking tray in a single layer until fully cooked and caramelized.

Roasting this caramelized butternut squash

Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).

Add melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper to the butternut squash in the mixing bowl. Gently toss to coat the squash evenly. Spread the squash in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Roast in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the squash is tender and begins to caramelize. Flip the squash 2-3 times while roasting to ensure it browns evenly.

Transfer the squash to a serving bowl, add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve the squash hot.

Serve caramelized roasted butternut squash as is, or garnished with chopped cilantro or parsley.

Serve caramelized roasted butternut squash as is, or garnished with chopped cilantro or parsley.

Caramelized Roasted Butternut Squash

5.0 from 6 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson

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Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium butternut squash, about 2 kilogram (4-5 lbs) total
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut away the two ends of butternut squash, then cut it into two halves lengthwise. Next, use a vegetable peeler to peel away the skin and use a spoon to scoop and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 1 1⁄2 inch cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and black pepper into the mixing bowl. Gently toss to coat the squash evenly. Spread the squash in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, or until the squash is tender and begins to caramelize. Flip the squash 2-3 times while roasting to ensure it browns evenly.
  5. Transfer the squash to a serving bowl, add more salt and pepper as needed. Serve the squash hot.

Comments

  • Elaine Elaine says:

    I can't believe you only need five ingredients for this squash. Looks amazing, and I am sure it tastes even better. Yum!

  • Alisa Infanti Alisa Infanti says:

    This tastes just like my mom's!

  • Jenn Jenn says:

    I am crazy for butternut squash and am always looking for new ways to cook it. This is now my new favorite - it's so good, and not too sweet. Perfectly balanced - what a great recipe!

  • Marlynn Marlynn says:

    Yum! I'm always looking for different ways to enjoy butternut squash. Love how simple this is yet looks so flavorful!

  • Kelly Anthony Kelly Anthony says:

    I'm always looking for new ways to cook vegetables that my family will love and I know this caramelized roasted butternut squash will be a big hit.

  • Eileen Kelly Eileen Kelly says:

    The brown sugar adds an amazing flavor to the roasted butternut squash. This is a delicious veggie recipe that the family will love again and again.

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