Roasted butternut squash cubes are generously tossed with pumpkin pie spice and makes for such a delicious side, perfect for a weekday dinner or as part of your Thanksgiving meal. Plus, there are only 5 ingredients in this simple squash recipe!
Oh, how I love roasted vegetables!
So, despite technicalities, when I think of this recipe, I consider it being a veggie side (rather than a fruit side). Whatever way you look at it, it’s simply yummy and that’s what matters, right?
Roasting just takes things to another level. The squash cubes kinda get all caramelized outside, while they’re tender inside.
Plus, aside from a little prep, it’s just a matter of popping them in the oven and turning once. Easy peasy!
You may remember the homemade pumpkin spice I shared a while back.
Traditionally, pumpkin spice is used in sweet recipes, but today I’m going the savoury route.
Roasted butternut squash with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and allspice? How could that not be tasty, right?
Fan of butternut squash recipes? Check out these butternut squash fritters!
Why We Love Oven Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes
- Great way to use a seasonal favourite, butternut squash
- Made with just 5 simple ingredients
- Prepped in minutes
- Can enjoy warm or cool (in a salad)
- Of course, it tastes delicious!
How To Roast Butternut Squash
Start by peeling your squash and scooping out the seeds. You can discard those or keep for another use (they’re delicious roasted, especially for a snack or over a salad).
Then, cut butternut squash into cubes, toss with a little oil, salt, pepper and pumpkin pie spice.
Spread those chunks of butternut squash out onto a large sheet pan, with lots of room around ’em, so they roast versus ‘sweat’.
After turning halfway through, roast a little more and then, when they’re done, they’ll look golden, caramelized and simply delicious!
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Do I Have to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Nope, not at all! You can simply roast the butternut squash with oil, salt and pepper. Alternatively, you can mix in your favourite herb.
More Tips and Variations
If you want to have a ‘sweet and savoury’ situation going, you can mix in a little cayenne powder or smoked paprika.
A homemade pumpkin pie spice was used, but you can use store-bought.
Try to cut your cubes of butternut squash roughly the same size so they cook around the same time.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes
- 3 pounds butternut squash , peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1 inch or so cubes (weight will be a little less after peeling)
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil (plus a little more to grease sheet pan)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Meanwhile, after you've peeled and removed seeds from the butternut squash, cut into cubes, about 1 inch or so.
- Place squash in a bowl and toss with oil, pumpkin pie spice, salt and pepper.
- Rub a little oil onto a large sheet pan and spread squash out in an even layer.
- Roast squash 30 to 40 minutes, turning once, or until tender. Enjoy!
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.