Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Perfect Roasted Butternut Squash

Today I am sharing my go-to recipe for butternut squash - Perfect Roasted Butternut Squash! 

With just a few ingredients, this pretty and absolutely delicious side dish will compliment so many meals. The simple ingredients allow the butternut squash to really shine. Simple never tasted so good! 



All you need...one butternut squash (about 3 pounds), garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper.  



To make - peel and seed squash then cut into 1 inch bite size pieces. 

Place cut butternut squash in a large bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with minced garlic and season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Pour squash in a single layer on baking sheet or roaster. Place on middle rack of oven and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning them once half way through roasting. Squash is ready when it's tender and lightly browned. 

For a great step-by-step tutorial on how to peel, seed and cut a butternut squash, head to SimplyRecipes.com*Great trick I learned to make the peeling and cutting process a little easier - pierce the squash a few times with a knife or fork and pop it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool, then peel, seed and cute into pieces.



Perfect Roasted Butternut Squash


Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash (approximately 3 pounds), peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch bite size pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste 
Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place cut butternut squash in a large bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add minced garlic, salt and pepper and mix well, making sure to coat each piece. Pour squash in roasting pan or baking sheet in a single layer. Place on middle rack of oven and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, turning one time halfway through roasting -roast until tender and squash is lightly browned. Enjoy!

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