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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash – A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It’s perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

Not only did I put butternut squash on the menu for today, I also said the “H” word, already!! EEEEK! In case you didn’t catch it, H is for Holidays

But, it’s practically November – we can do that! 

SO! Hi Hi! Are you feeling it?! The little bit of crispy air that’s creeping up on us? We did have 70+ degrees these past few days, which is completely odd for October, but there still was a cool feel in the air and I was okay with it. I’m ready for squash all.the.things; pumpkins, butternuts, acorn… bring.it.on.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

Having said all that, I figure we can finally take a bigger bite out of Fall starting with this Honey Roasted Butternut Squash. Tossed with crunchy pecans, cinnamon, honey, and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, this sweet and savory side dish is LOAD.ED with flavor.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

But first, a quick side note! This month is Cancer Awareness Month and STAR is a proud partner of Susan G. Komen® and its mission to end breast cancer forever. During the month of October, the 500 ml STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil labels turn from green to pink, and Borges USA (supplier of STAR products) will donate $60,000 to Susan G. Komen® regardless of sales❣

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

And this butternut squash is another extension of my love for their Extra Virgin Olive Oil made of fresh pressed olives. With that sweet taste and peppery finish, it is a great addition to this beautiful side dish.

The only thing to complete this fabulousness is to add a nice dose of pecans, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and pour on the honey. It.is.fan.tas.tic. I promise.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

What isn’t so delicious and glamorous is the part where you have to peel the squash and cut it… For me, it is a 10-minute brawl with the cutting board sitting on my floor and me trying my hardest not to cut off my hand with the butcher knife.

Clearly, this time I won. 

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!

Now, lets sharpen our knives and get on the squash cutting business, asap. You’ll love this recipe!

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ENJOY!

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash - A simple yet delicious side dish with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Katerina | Diethood
Ingredients
  • 1 (2.5 to 3 pounds) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly coat a baking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine cubed squash, pecans, olive oil, honey, cinnamon and salt; toss well to combine.
  4. Transfer the butternut squash mixture to previously prepared baking sheet and arrange in one layer.
  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender, giving it a light stir halfway through cooking.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  8. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW Smart Points: 12

Nutrition Facts
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 194
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.5g 33%
Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
Sodium 247.3mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 44.5g 15%
Dietary Fiber 11.8g 47%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 4.9g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 Responses
  1. Sonja kuberski

    Love roasted squash; the spices I prefer to use are thyme, garlic s and p, along with the honey. Best way to cut, is microwave squash for 2 minutes…so much easier to cut and peel

  2. Renee Grow

    This is so delicious. I added minced garlic, and forgot the cinnamon. …
    WOW! I will make this again!!.
    Cutting it open is the hard part for me. Cutting the butternut squash into manageable pieces makes it easier to peel. Cut in half lengthwise, then across into 4 sections then peel.

  3. Susan Davis

    Fixed this at the request of my grandson because he wants to start eating better. Was a hit and got 5 stars for my effort. Was a big hit by the whole family.

  4. Carolyn Deline

    Just curious…has anyone tried this in the slow cooker? If so any changes? I want to make it for Christmas dinner, but my turkey will hog the oven. Thinking a slow cooker may be the answer?

  5. They really aren’t much fun to cut up, are they? I swear I need an ambulance on call every time I want to cook one.

    You rocked this out. It’s the prettiest butternut squash on the net. I could eat this all day long.

  6. Diane Morianti

    I use a Kuhn Rikon Swiss Peeler (cost $5 or 3 for $9.99 at bed bath & beyond) to peel all my squash’s including the difficult butternut squash. It is a plastic peeler with really nice blades and cuts thru the skin of any squash just like if you are peeling a potato. I can peel a large butternut in les than 5 minutes and no worry’s of cutting and fingers. Give it a try you will be happy with the results.

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