Butternut Squash is a type of winter squash that grows on a vine. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin.
You will likely find Butternut Squash in your CSA share at the end of the season. This tasty gourd is easiest to roast with sweet additions like honey or maple syrup.
- 1 Butternut Squash
- 1 Cup pecan pieces
- 1 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
- 2 Tablespoons honey, depending on sweetness level & amount of butternut squash
- 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
- a pinch of nutmeg
- 1/2 Teaspoon salt or to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil to prevent sticking
- Prepare the butternut squash:
- The easiest way to do this is to first use a peeler to remove the skin
- Then, chop the ends off and slice the squash in half, lengthwise
- Use a spoon or fork to remove the seeds and pulp
- Then cut the squash into one-inch squares or cubes
- Once cubed, add squash and all other ingredients to a large bowl and toss, coating the squash thoroughly
- Once coated, evenly spread the mixture on your prepared baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. You can check on the cubes with a fork.
- Once removed from oven, taste-test and decide if you want more honey or salt for your taste preference! Try adding a little maple syrup for added sweetness!
Recipe inspired from Diethood