Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is so good on its own that barely any seasoning is needed! In this simple recipe, we focus on the basics — olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper — and leave any additional garnishes up to you (though chopped parsley, shaved Parmesan, and toasted pine nuts make quite a statement!) This quick and easy butternut squash recipe is perfect for weeknight meals or holiday gatherings. To save prep time, look for pre-cut, peeled butternut squash cubes in your grocery store.
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  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Peel butternut squash with a sharp vegetable peeler. Cut in half lengthwise; scoop out and discard seeds. Cut halves into 1-inch slices, then cut slices into 1-inch cubes.
  3. Step 3

    Combine butternut squash cubes, olive oil, and garlic in a large bowl and toss until well coated. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Step 4

    Roast in the preheated oven until squash is lightly browned and tender when pierced with a fork, 25 to 35 minutes.