Roasted butternut squash

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Roasting is my favorite way to prepare butternut squash - it has so much more flavor than steaming it or cooking it at a lower temp. :D

Plus, it's quick and simple - roasting a butternut squash only takes about a half hour, so it's a nice quick side for whatever else you're eating.

I roasted this butternut squash for my mini-thanksgiving-how-to. More info on that later!

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Step 1: What you'll need

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  • a butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • (optional but tasty) fresh sage

You'll also need a rimmed baking sheet and an oven preheated to 400 F.

Step 2: Peel your squash and remove the seeds

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Cutting off the top and bottom of the squash will give you better stability. :D

Peel it using a nice sharp knife and scoop the seeds out.

Step 3: Cut into small pieces and pop in the oven

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Cut the squash into 1 1/2 - 2 inch pieces and put them on the baking sheet. Add a few glugs of olive oil and add a good amount of salt and pepper. If you're using sage, pluck off 8-10 of the leaves.

Mix it all together with your hands until everything is nicely coated with oil.

Roast at 400 F for 25-30 minutes, or until soft. Toss everything around halfway through the cooking time so none of the pieces get too browned. :)
GaleG110 days ago

You don't have to peel 'em. . .scrub, and cook with peel on, good fiber! (and not hard to chew)

mnmama1 year ago
Congrats on all those instructables Jessy!
I too love sage on roasted squash. Yum!
Ever wondered why a butternut, it's not a nut. Well it looks like a big peanut. lol
hunter9991 year ago
Congratz on 300 Ibles.

Also they look great! I'll have to try these sometime!
canida1 year ago
300? Wow, you're amazing!!!!!

Also, the butternut squash looks delicious. I love having the sage in there.
THESE ARE DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!