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!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: butternut squash, oven roasted, squash
Author: Salty Side Dish
salt and pepper
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.