Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

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

No meal is complete without the perfect side dish recipes to go with it. Here are a few more of my favorite fall inspired side dishes: yummy Sweet Potato and Cranberry Stuffing, easy Butternut Squash and Rice Casserole, and last but not least, Easy Oven Roasted Vegetables.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash Side Dish

This Is The Best Butternut Squash Recipe For The Holidays!

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! 

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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.

Easy Butternut Squash Recipe

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.

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

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.

Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes

What Other Ingredients Are In This Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe?

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.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Is Butternut Squash Hard To Cut?

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

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

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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash is a simple yet delicious side dish recipe with roasted butternut squash and crunchy pecans combined with cinnamon and honey. It's perfect for weeknights and holidays, too!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 291
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Lightly coat a baking sheet or baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cubed squash, pecans, olive oil, honey, cinnamon and salt; toss well to combine.
  • Transfer the butternut squash mixture to previously prepared baking sheet and arrange in one layer.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender, giving it a light stir halfway through cooking.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 203mg8%
Potassium 873mg25%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 24119IU482%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 122mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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21 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.

      1. Katerina Petrovska

        The nutritional information is located in the recipe card, toward the bottom. This dish serves 6 as a side, and each serving is 290 calories.

  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. Michelle | A Latte Food

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing!! I can’t get enough butternut squash this time of year and this recipe is a total must!

  6. Liz

    Oh, boy, this would be perfect on my Thanksgiving table, but I don’t think I can wait that long!! What a delicious autumn side dish!!!

  7. Kim Beaulieu

    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.

  8. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    I’m ready for all the squash, too, even though it’s been SO HOT in Dallas this week. And I can imagine this butternut squash is gorgeous for the holiday table… or a weeknight meal… because how could it not be?

  9. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    This is basically heaven to me, I could eat it for all 3 meals and not tire of it!

  10. 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.

    1. Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Diane!! That is SO helpful!! Thank you very much for sharing! I am about to hop on over to BBB and find it.

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