Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

Even if you have never cooked squash before, this Simple Roasted Butternut Squash recipe will help you create a nutritious and delicious roasted butternut squash dish. A little oil, a little seasoning, and a nice hot oven will make butternut squash a new favorite!

Enjoy a delicious, easy-to-make and nutrient-packed roasted butternut squash recipe. This dish requires minimal ingredients and preparation, and the roasting process ensures all the natural sweetness and flavour remain in the squash. Experience the complex flavour profile of the olive oil, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and nutmeg, and the golden, caramelised shell of the roasted squash. Serve as part of a main meal, side dish, or alongside a salad or warm bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What makes this simple roasted butternut squash dish so flavourful? A. The combination of olive oil, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and nutmeg combine to create a subtly complex flavour profile that really allows the natural sweetness of the butternut squash to shine through. Additionally, the roasting process creates a golden, caramelised shell that seals in all the flavour and ensures a delicious finished dish.

Q. What should be served with this simple roasted butternut squash dish? A. This dish pairs wonderfully with a variety of other dishes and can be served as part of a main meal or a side dish. Other vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli or cauliflower, can be served alongside the squash. Alternatively, it is delicious served with a salad, warm crusty bread, or as part of a grain bowl.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

4 from 9 votes
Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

Enjoy a delicious, easy-to-make and nutrient-packed roasted butternut squash recipe. This dish requires minimal ingredients and preparation, and the roasting process ensures all the natural sweetness and flavour remain in the squash. Experience the complex flavour profile of the olive oil, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and nutmeg, and the golden, caramelised shell of the roasted squash. Serve as part of a main meal, side dish, or alongside a salad or warm bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash – peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Toss butternut squash with olive oil and garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Arrange coated squash on a baking sheet.
  • Roast in the preheated oven until squash is tender and lightly browned, 25 to 30 minutes.

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