Caramelized Roasted Butternut Squash

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Author: Anita Jacobson





Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8


  • 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


  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.

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