Today, we will learn together how to prepare one of the easiest side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner! The roasted butternut squash cubes are full of flavor and ready in no time. Not to mention that the ingredient list is super simple and the step-by-step recipe easy to follow. Also, I added a short video tutorial to help you even more.
This roasted butternut squash in the oven is one of my family’s favorite side dishes all fall long as the smell just drives us crazy. The sweetness of the squash pairs perfectly with the garlic and rosemary strong flavors, resulting in a delicious and still healthy autumn dish.
Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Learn how to cook butternut squash perfectly every time with this simple recipe. Enjoy roasted butternut squash as a simple side dish with the proposed seasonings here, or add it to fall cream soups, pasta, and more butternut squash recipes.
Well, here is the simple ingredient list I already talked about. As you can see for yourself, I didn’t overreact about the simplicity of it – there are 5 ingredients. Not to mention that only 2 of them are mandatory (the butternut squash and olive oil). As for the seasonings and garlic, you can adapt them to your own taste and preferences. Sometimes, you may prefer to skip the garlic or the sugar and maybe add some cinnamon or coriander.
- 1 medium butternut squash;
- 2 tablespoon olive oil;
- 2 garlic cloves (minced);
- 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar;
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (for extra flavor);
- salt and black pepper (to taste).
How to Roast Butternut Squash
If you thought the ingredient list for this roasted butternut squash recipe is simple, just look at the steps below!
- First of all, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
- Peel butternut squash with a sharp vegetable peeler and cut it in half lengthwise. Then, scoop out and discard the seeds.
- Cut halves into 1-inch slices, then cut slices into 1-inch cubes.
- Combine butternut squash cubes, olive oil, and garlic in a large bowl and toss until well coated.
- Next, add the seasonings (salt, black pepper, sugar, and rosemary).
- Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast it in the preheated oven until the squash is lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork (25 to 35 minutes).
Store leftover roasted butternut squash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, not that you are likely to have them around for that long. This is such a delicious and flavored side dish I can guarantee that it will disappear very quickly! When you want to serve again, just reheat in a 350-degree oven, covered, until hot (about 15 minutes) or gently in the microwave.
Video Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Side Dish
I am aware of how hard is time management during the holiday season. Everyone wants something from you, the dinner table must look flawless, the house must be in order, and the little monsters and the husband must be kept out of the kitchen by all means. They want to help, but the result may be tragic! Also, you have only one oven and two hands. Wow, some easy video recipes for simple Thanksgiving dishes sound a lot much better, now, right?!
Ways to Eat Butternut Squash for Thanksgiving
We all love to serve butternut on Thanksgiving, don’t we? That’s why I rounded up some of my favorite recipes for Thanksgiving dinner that are made with this delicious vegetable. Therefore the next list will include some recipes from wearychef that I strongly recommend serving on Thanksgiving. You will impress any butternut squash lover, believe me!
Potluck Casserole with Turkey and Squash – This hearty potluck casserole is loaded with seasoned ground turkey, butternut squash, spinach, and hashbrown potatoes. I decided not only to mix everything together instead of doing layers, but I also made the cream sauce with the browned meat. That means no extra steps or extra pans! I think you’ll love this shortcut. Also, mixing everything together makes for a better-tasting dish if you ask me.
Stuffed Butternut Squash – This cheesy stuffed butternut squash is full of flavors and vegan at the same time! That sound just perfect! Use simple ingredients, adapt to your own taste, and prepare one of our favorite fall recipes. It is so good looking even your kids won’t resist it! Don’t you worry a second more! This recipe is almost as easy to prepare as it is to eat in no time!
Easy Butternut Squash Soup Recipe – A bowl of warm, creamy butternut squash soup, sweaters with too-long sleeves, and a purring cat in your lap form the ultimate fall combo! This butternut squash soup is another recipe that boomed on social media in the past months. It was quite a thing to cook this simple recipe and post it on Instagram or Tik Tok. So, I decided to finally fit in the pattern, too. Here is my good-looking, creamy, and so Instagram-worth-it butternut squash soup recipe.
Well, now we certainly know everything there is to know about the roasted butternut squash recipe. Wasn’t it much easier to prepare it than you initially thought? I don’t want to be too excited about it, but for me was surprisingly easy. When I first saw the recipe on the Internet, I wouldn’t have believed it takes so little time and the steps are actually so easy. Not to mention that is only a 5-ingredient recipe. Also, as you surely already noticed, this is an incredibly versatile recipe and is also easy to double or triple for larger groups.
So, now, it’s your turn to share with me everything about this recipe and whatever you want to discuss in the comment section below. I am aware that cooking can sometimes be a little tricky, therefore don’t hesitate to ask about any curiosity or dilemma you have. In addition, please let me know what you think about my recipes and my way of explaining things here, on the blog. Feedback is really important in this area as I want to be constantly improving myself and my content.
Finally, I want to give you some extra ideas for this Thanksgiving dinner. As you probably already noticed I am a big Thanksgiving fan so I have lots of recipes perfect for this lovely holiday. After preparing the simple roasted butternut squash recipe, try exploring more difficult recipes like the next three: