Roasted Butternut Squash
Today, I am sharing with you my garlic Parmesan roasted butternut squash recipe. This is a perfect Fall/Winter recipe when butternut squash is in season!
So sweet, tender, soft, and such a great side dish and very quick to make! There are a few simple prep steps. Then, you simply place the squash into the oven and magic happens.
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How to Peel Butternut Squash?
Before you can make the roasted butternut squash recipe, you will need to peel the squash. As long as you use a sharp chef’s knife or serrated bread knife, it is super easy to do.
- To make it easier to peel the awkward shape of the squash, cut a small portion off the top and bottom ends. As a result, you’ll have flat surfaces for it to stand on.
- Cut the butternut squash in half where the neck starts to widen. This will give you one fat and one narrow piece.
- Just like a pumpkin, butternut squash has seeds in the center of the base. There aren’t nearly as many as a pumpkin but if you are feeling adventurous, you can roast and eat them. Otherwise, just scoop them out and discard them.
- Cut both pieces of squash in half lengthwise. Now you have four pieces that can stand up. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the squash, starting from the top end.
- Once the skin is gone, cut your squash into similar size pieces. They won’t be identical in shape, and that’s okay. You just want them as close in size as possible. This assures that they roast evenly.
How to Roast Butternut Squash?
After peeling the butternut squash, cut it into one inch cubes. Season it with your favorite spices. It doesn’t need much since the squash is so flavorful.
For this easy side dish recipe, I use garlic, butter and parsley, along with salt and pepper. Spread the butternut squash cubes in an even layer onto a baking sheet. For even roasting, make sure not to overlap the pieces.
If you aren’t using the entire squash, seal the leftovers tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 195 calories per serving.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve this dish with a main dish. For a healthy meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash
- 1 lb. butternut squash (peeled and cut into small chunks)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 dashes black pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley leaves
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (207°C).
- Peel the butternut squash with a peeler and use a spoon to scrape the pulp and seeds. Cut into cubes and small chunks.
- In a salad bowl, toss the butternut squash cubes with the garlic, melted butter, salt, pepper, and parsley leaves.
- Transfer the butternut squash onto a baking sheet. Spread out in an even and single layer (no overlap), and roast for about 40 minutes or until the surface becomes light brown and the flesh is tender and soft.
- Turn off the heat, remove from oven and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top of the squash. Put it back into the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve immediately.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
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This was absolutely delicious. I had never made butternut squash before. My neighbor gave me a giant, home grown squash. Found this recipe and took the leap of faith. My husband said he could eat just the squash for dinner. That is a success story right there!
This is a simple yet phenomenal way to prepare butternut squash. Cooking times may vary. I actually left mine in a bit longer to get a nice browned finish. I prepared it a few weeks ago for the grand daughters and they loved it. They are coming over again tonight for dinner and one called last night to ask if I could make that “squash stuff” that I made last time! I aim to please not just at hunting and fishing camps but at home as well! That’s where it’s most important anyway.
Hi Camp Cook, so happy that your family enjoyed this garlic Parmesan roasted butternut squash recipe. :)
Hi, I want to try the recipe but I was wondering can I bake it few hours prior serving? Do you think will not be the same if it waits! Thanks
You can bake first and reheat before serving.
Hi, I want to try this recipe, but i was wondering, can I serve it few hours after baking! Thanks
I tried this recipe and it was delicious.
Hi Aliia, thanks so much for trying this recipe. Glad you love it!
Will this keep in the fridge to be reheated and served the next day?
I made this last night for my family (which includes my husband, 8-year old, 2-year old and my 76 year old mother who is visiting us). Everyone loved it – even though I just realized I didn’t add salt or pepper! This is a keeper for sure! :)
Hi Tina, the cheese is salty so you should be fine. Glad that you like my garlic Parmesan roasted butternut squash.
No room for “liking”here, I LOVE this recipe. Butternut squash is my favorite squash. Parm, my favorite cheese. And garlic, who can resist? I planted my yesterday!!!
My 4-year-old is not a picky eater, but nonetheless is gonna pound this down. Not to mention me. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love Parm cheese? I doubt it. Sometimes, I think I’d rather eat Parm cheese than chocolate. No lie!
Hi Laura, thanks for your comment. Yes, garlic parmesan roasted butternut squash is awesome. I love it and my 4 year old picky eater ate some, too. SURPRISE.