When I think about fall, I think about pumpkins, cinnamon and apples. But this year we have added butternut squash to our fall menu. When my husband was growing up, he spent a lot of time making this Roasted Butternut Squash recipe with his mom and grandma.
This recipe has many variations too. Some people add cinnamon to the top for a little sweetness.
It’s perfect for dinner, a snack or a side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner. And did I mention how easy it is to make!
The first thing you will have to do is cut your butternut squash in half. This is actually harder than you would think. The rhine is really hard so you will need some muscles to cut this in half. This is a good time to pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Next you will scoop out all of the guts of the squash. It’s very similar to a pumpkin — but not as slimy.
If you haven’t already done so, place your squash on a baking sheet. Put a tablespoon of butter inside the cup of the squash and on the neck — 2 tablespoons per side. Add salt and pepper to the top of the butter. I felt like I could have added way more pepper.
Next add a cup of water to the baking pan. Then cover the pan with aluminum foil and put in oven for at least 1 hour or until the squash is soft.
It will look like this when it comes out. You will then scoop out the squash from the skin. On a separate plate, flatten the squash and mix the butter into all of the squash. It will be the same consistency as mashed potatoes. Add a little more salt and pepper to taste.
The Roasted Butternut Squash has an amazing flavor especially with the melted butter. Butter makes everything better right? We added parsley too!
Roasted Butternut Squash
- 1 Butternut Squash
- 4 tablespoons Butter
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 1 cup Water
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
Cut Squash in half longways
Place Squash on baking sheet
Scoop out the insides of the Squash
Put a tablespoon of butter inside the cup of the Squash and on the neck of each side
Add Salt & Pepper to the top of the Squash
Add a cup of Water to the baking pan
Cover the top of the Squash with aluminum foil
Bake for 1 hour or until the Squash is completely soft
Scoop out the Squash from the skin, flatten it and mix with all the melted Butter
Add more Salt & Pepper to taste
This is really easy to make as a side dish. You can also add a veggie and you have a meal. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top to add some sweetness to the dish.