Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Side dishes are on my list of “things I regularly forget about”. I’m not the only one that can plan main dishes for every night and conveniently forget that I should serve something along with it, right?

Except Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is all about the sides for me. And this would be a great one.

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Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled/seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Simple ingredients and quick prep make this a winner any night, but it’d be especially great for your holiday table, given how great butternut squash are this time of year.

You can also make this with pre-cut butternut squash, but if you’re making this in the fall season, the fresh ones are always best!

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • In a bowl, toss the squash with the oil until evenly coated. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Spread out on the baking sheet evenly.
  • Roast for 40 minutes until the squash is fork-tender and the edges are browned.

This is a great prep it, pop it in, and forget it side.

Need to speed things up? You can cook this in the air fryer instead at 400 degrees for 18 minutes.

More Holiday-Worthy Sides

For us, it’s not a holiday meal without green beans – we love Bacon Parmesan Green Beans and Cheesy Green Bean Casserole. Other veggie sides we like include Roasted Carrots with Honey and Thyme, Sautéed Spinach with Bacon, and Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad.

For a more starchy side, two go-tos are Honey Whisky Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Slow Cooker Cheesy Herb Dinner Rolls.

Recipe

Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Brown Sugar Butternut Squash

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled/seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
    2. In a bowl, toss the squash with the oil until evenly coated. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Spread out on the baking sheet evenly.
    3. Roast for 40 minutes until the squash is fork-tender and the edges are browned.

Notes

Adapted from Chew Out Loud

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