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Thanksgiving Butternut Love....

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is cut into cubes and then tossed in a delicious maple-herb sauce and baked in the oven.  This easy roasted butternut squash recipe is a quick, healthy, vegan and Paleo side dish for the Fall and Winter seasons.   MAPLE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH


2 lbs. butternut squash peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. maple syrup* pure

2 cloves garlic crushed

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. thyme* fresh, finely chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Whisk together oil, maple syrup, crushed garlic, salt, and thyme in a small bowl.

Combine maple mixture and butternut squash in a large bowl or Ziploc bag. Toss until the squash is well coated.

Spread squash cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet.


Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until edges of the squash begin to caramelize.

Serve squash with additional fresh herbs, if desired, and enjoy!


Recipe Notes

Can also use honey or agave nectar in place of the maple syrup for a slightly different taste.


Feel free to substitute fresh thyme with dried thyme, fresh rosemary, or tarragon.



PERFECT FALL OR THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH

The natural sweetness from the butternut squash pairs beautifully with some pure maple syrup goodness.


And then you toss in a punch of crushed garlic flavor and bites of fresh herbs for a restaurant-quality side dish that is SURE to impress everyone at your Thanksgiving or Fall dinner party table.


(Yes!  This side dish is actually tasty enough for a Thanksgiving spread!)



Below you will learn what ingredients you will need, the best way to peel and cut butternut squash, what temperature to roast butternut squash, how to make roasted butternut squash cubes, what to serve it with, and some answers to frequently asked questions.



ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH INGREDIENTS

There are only a few ingredients needed to make this roasted butternut squash cubes recipe and they can all easily be located in most grocery stores.

Butternut Squash – You will need 2 pounds of butternut squash, or 1 large butternut squash once it has been peeled and seeded.Pure Maple Syrup* – If you do not have maple syrup, honey or agave nectar may be substituted with a slight variation in taste.Olive Oil – A mild oil is best to use in this recipe.  Avocado oil or safflower oil can also be substituted.Garlic – Fresh garlic is best to use.  Make sure you use a garlic press to thoroughly crush the garlic so it can disperse throughout the butternut squash.Thyme – While other herbs such as rosemary or tarragon may be substituted for thyme, using fresh herbs is highly recommended and will impart a lovely flavor to this dish.




ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH CUBES – A HEALTHY SIDE!

The temperature begins to drop and immediately all things winter SQUASH consume the brain and are on our table.



PERFECT FALL OR THANKSGIVING SIDE DISH

The natural sweetness from the butternut squash pairs beautifully with some pure maple syrup goodness.

And then you toss in a punch of crushed garlic flavor and bites of fresh herbs for a restaurant-quality side dish that is SURE to impress everyone at your Thanksgiving or Fall dinner party table.

(Yes!  This side dish is actually tasty enough for a Thanksgiving spread!)


Below you will learn what ingredients you will need, the best way to peel and cut butternut squash, what temperature to roast butternut squash, how to make roasted butternut squash cubes, what to serve it with, and some answers to frequently asked questions.


ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH INGREDIENTS

There are only a few ingredients needed to make this roasted butternut squash cubes recipe and they can all easily be located in most grocery stores.

Butternut Squash – You will need 2 pounds of butternut squash, or 1 large butternut squash once it has been peeled and seeded.Pure Maple Syrup* – If you do not have maple syrup, honey or agave nectar may be substituted with a slight variation in taste.Olive Oil – A mild oil is best to use in this recipe.  Avocado oil or safflower oil can also be substituted.Garlic – Fresh garlic is best to use.  Make sure you use a garlic press to thoroughly crush the garlic so it can disperse throughout the butternut squash.Thyme – While other herbs such as rosemary or tarragon may be substituted for thyme, using fresh herbs is highly recommended and will impart a lovely flavor to this dish.

Cook’s Tip: Make sure to use pure maple syrup and not the pancake syrup kind for the best results and healthiest recipe.

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HOW TO PEEL AND CUT BUTTERNUT SQUASH

For this recipe you will first need to peel and cut the butternut squash into cubes.

Sometimes butternut squash can be a little challenging and somewhat intimidating to cut and peel.


I microwave the entire squash for 5-8 minutes to soften it (or bake at 350 for 20 minutes) with the skin on and let it cool. This makes it so much easier to cut!


MAPLE & HERB SAUCE

Once you have your butternut squash prepared, it’s time to move onto making the flavor-packed sauce.

Combine the olive oil, maple syrup, crushed garlic, and finely chopped thyme in a small bowl.Whisk the ingredients together until it is well combined.Refrigerate it until ready to use or proceed with the recipe below to bake the butternut squash in the oven.





HOW TO MAKE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

The recipe you will find below is specifically for roasting cubed butternut squash.

This process is much faster than roasting a whole or halved butternut squash.


To bake butternut squash cubes in the oven:


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.Peel and cut butternut squash into ½-inch cubes.

Whisk together the maple-herb sauce.

Toss the butternut squash cubes and sauce in a large bowl until the squash is well coated.

Spread butternut squash in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until the edges of the squash begin to caramelize slightly.



FAQS – ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

What temperature should I roast butternut squash?

400 degrees. 

This temperature is hot enough for the squash to caramelize on the outside and still maintain a tender yet slightly firm texture.


How long should I bake butternut squash cubes?

30-35 minutes. 

If cubes are larger than ½-inch cubes you will want to increase the bake time accordingly.


Can I meal prep this recipe?

Yes!

These roasted butternut squash cubes are a quick and easy side dish to meal prep ahead of time.

Simply peel and cube the butternut squash, toss it in the maple sauce, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days before baking in the oven.

How long will roasted butternut squash last?

4-5 days.

Butternut squash that has been cooked or baked in the oven will last in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days if stored properly in an airtight container.



 

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