Roasted butternut squash, maple-roasted for a Heavenly experience

By Jeanie Rose | Winter Squash

Oct 06

Roasted butternut squash, maple-roasted for a Heavenly experienceRoasting butternut squash is a simple way to enjoy its flavor and beauty. Once its roasted you can puree the butternut squash and use it in a variety of recipes for soups, breads, and desserts. The puree can be frozen in recipe-sized containers for ease of use.

However, consider roasting butternut squash to serve as a side dish to a meat-based or grain-based meal. The color is striking. Roasting the flavor intensifies and the beauty of it turns it into a great dish for entertaining.

The recipe below for maple roasted butternut squash is that featured in this video.

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

This stunning roasted butternut squash is so easy to pull off, no one will believe you. Create a gourmet meal and wow your family. This recipe is bound to become a regular fall and winter favorite. Serve it with meatloaf and a coleslaw or quinoa salad wit pomegranate. These are perfect together.

Avoid the temptation to peel the squash before roasting. The peel keeps the pieces intact during the cooking process so you can serve a whole butternut spear to each diner. It is a dramatic way to serve dinner.

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Ingredients

  • 1 large or 2 small butternut squash, washed and dried
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash Steps

Roasted butternut squash, maple-roasted for a Heavenly experience

  1. Cut off both ends of the squash using a heavy-duty, sharp knife.
  2. Cut the squash long-ways into quarters if using two small squash or into eighths if using a large one.
  3. Using a cookie sheet with sides, pour in the orange juice, maple syrup and melted butter, possibly a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  4. Thoroughly coat the pieces of butternut squash and arrange on the sheet for baking.
  5. Place in a 425 degree oven.
  6. Turn the butternut squash pieces every ten minutes for about forty-five minutes. The edges of the squash will begin to caramelize. Yippee! This is where the stunning flavor comes from.
  7. When the squash is tender through and through place the pieces on a platter and drizzle on any sauce left in the cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle on a teaspoon of sea salt.
  9. Garnish with something fresh and green like lemon balm, parsley or mint.

Roasted butternut squash, maple-roasted for a Heavenly experienceIf you have leftovers, which is not likely, try warming them cut-side down in a large skillet with some melted butter. Warm over low heat for about 10 minutes with a tight-fitting lid on the skillet.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Couscous & Consciousness

Yum, I love roasted butternut squash, and I love the idea of adding the maple syrup and orange juice.

12 years ago

This is what i mainly like about butternut, it has a beautiful color that fires up any plate, no matter what you serve it with.

Miz Helen
12 years ago

Your squash would be so delicious, it could be dessert it looks so good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Joan Westaway
11 years ago

Rather hard to read- mid-grey on dark green! Or it is hard for me!
Love yor posts!

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x