Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

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This is a perfect Thanksgiving or Holiday side dish, it’s sweet and buttery taste adds the perfect touch to a large feast.

This time of year squash is in abundance at most supermarkets.  There is a large variety of squash to be had.  I have never been a huge fan of squash but I tried this recipe and loved it.  Roasting it with a little butter, cinnamon and brown sugar is the easiest way to prepare it. This recipe would also work for carnival squash and butternut squash.

sweet roasted butternut squash

If you are pressed for room in your oven this Thanksgiving this dish can also be cooked in your slow cooker.  Just follow the directions as stated in the recipe below.  Lather the squash in butter then sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.  Place in the slow cooker and cover the bottom of the cooker with 1/2 inch of water.  Then cook it in the slow cooker on high for one hour or until tender.   To eat, simply mash it all around in the shell and enjoy each bite.  Or for a large meal just seperate the squash from the shell and mash it into a bowl and serve.

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Sweet Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe


  • 1 butternut squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed
  • 1 tbsp whipped butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (to taste)
  • dash of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Rub 1/2 tbsp light butter on each side.
  3. Top with brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Place in a baking dish and add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Cover and bake 50 minutes.
  6. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
Meal Type: Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Categories: Casserole

Comments & Reviews

  • I have been making this for years. Wonderful and easy recipe. Only, I add a couple Tbs. of butter to each half and fill cavity with brown sugar. No measuring. Very good recipe to share. I hope people try it! I love the recipes you post. 😉

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