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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

  • Author: Amy
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This easy roasted butternut squash is so simple to make and it comes out perfectly golden and flavorful every time. Enjoy it as a healthy side dish with any meal or as a topping on soups or salads. Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten-Free!


  • 1 whole butternut squash- 2.5-3 pounds
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Peel the squash – cut the ends off of the squash about 1/2 inch from the top and bottom using a sharp kitchen knife. Then slice the squash in half, horizontally where the base meets the neck of the squash. Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin off of the neck of the squash until you reach the orange flesh. Then use a kitchen knife to cut the skin off of the base of the squash. 
  2. Cut the squash – Cut the long neck of the squash into planks then cut it into 1-inch cubes. Remove the seeds from the base of the squash using a spoon or ice cream scoop. Then cut it into half-moon shapes, then into 1-inch cubes. 
  3. Season and roast – Spread the squash out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and spread it out in an even layer. Drizzle it all over with olive oil, sprinkle it with salt and pepper, and toss to coat it all. Roast it at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until slightly golden and tender. 
  4. Serve – serve hot with your favorite main dishes. 


  • Pick a ripe squash – make sure to choose one that is dark beige in color, heavy for its size, and with little to no soft spots. 
  • Store the squash – you can store the whole squash before you cook it in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months. 
  • To store the cooked squash – let it cool completely, then transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
  • To reheat – warm the squash in the microwave or in the oven on a baking sheet at 325 degrees F for a few minutes. 
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Healthy Side Dishes
  • Method: Roasted
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: roasted butternut squash, butternut squash, cooked butternut squash