Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Caramelized Butternut Squash

What a lovely Ina Garten classic. A terrific use of the precut butternut squash I love at Costco, too. Great for fall/winter dinners.


Recipe Notes

You can either do this the hard way starting with whole, unpeeled butternut squash, or you can do this the easy way with precut butternut squash. I recommend the latter.


  • 2 medium butternut squash (approximately 4-5 lbs.)

  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter (3/4 stick)

  • 1/4 c. light brown sugar

  • 1-1/2 tsp. kosher salt

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper


1. Peel, de-seed, and cube butternut squash (or use precut).

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Add brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour entire mixture over cubed squash.

4. With clean hands, toss all ingredients until well-combined/coated.

5. Spread onto a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet covered in foil and sprayed with cooking spray.

6. Roast for 45-55 minutes or until the squash is tender and glaze is caramelized. While the squash is roasting, turn several times with a spatula to ensure even cooking.

7. Taste for additional seasoning and serve.

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