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Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple and delicious, roasted butternut squash is a perfect side dish for pork and chicken. Gone are the "eat your vegetables' statements you have to throw at your kids because this roasted squash is already gone!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: butternut squash, oven roasted, squash
Servings: 2 people
Author: Salty Side Dish


  • 1 butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • water


  • Preheat oven to 400. Grease a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Use a sharp knife to carefully cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape the seeds out of the squash and discard.
  • Drizzle the flesh side of the squash with olive oil and use a pastry brush to spread it evenly onto the squash. season with salt and pepper.
  • Place squash face down into a baking dish. Pour water (about 2 cups) into the dish so it's at least 1" deep. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a fork pressed into the flesh goes in easily.
  • Remove from oven and let set for 5 minutes. Use a spoon to scoop the squash from the shell. Discard the shell. Serve with butter.