This Maple Butternut Squash recipe is super simple, and delicious! This is the easiest recipe and one of my go-to vegetable side dishes in cool weather.
It’s roasted butternut squash with a little maple syrup, salt, and pepper (pepper is optional.) That’s it… No need for anything fancy. This dish perfectly highlights the butternut squash, it’s a little sweet and so good!
Butternut squash is one of my favorite things to grow, harvest, and cook during the fall and winter! I grew 4 butternut squash plants this year and harvested 40 squash plants!
That may sound like too much, but these beauties last 6+ months on the shelf, so we eat them all winter;)
This recipe is so simple, you only 3 ingredients!
- 1 medium Butternut squash peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes.
- 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup real maple syrup.
- Salt & pepper to taste.
How To Make Maple Butternut Squash Recipe
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and move your oven rack to the middle position.
- First, prep your butternut squash: peel it, cut it in half, and scoop out the seeds. And chop into 1-inch cubes.
- Next, place cubbed squash into a rectangular casserole pan. I usually use a 7×11 or a 9×13 glass casserole dish.
- Drizzle real maple syrup evenly over the top of your cubed squash.
- Then, lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional pepper).
- Bake at 350 for 60-85 minutes, till cubes are tender!
You can also use this recipe to start your Butternut Squash Soup recipe!
I hope you enjoy this maple butternut squash! You may also enjoy these fall and winter recipes!
Perfect Rump Roast Beef (Our favorite Sunday main dish.)
Perfect Pecan Pie (with maple syrup instead of corn syrup!)
Why Butternut Squash?
Butternut squash isn’t just yummy… It’s super healthy and packed with vitamins! One serving of butternut squash is 1 cup. With nothing added, it has:
- OVER 100% of the daily requirement for vitamin A
- Almost 40% of the daily requirement for your vitamin C needs.
- 15% of the daily requirement for magnesium
- 18% of the daily requirement for potassium (Helps keep blood pressure in check!)
- 5% of the daily requirement for calcium
Butternut squash is good for your immune system. That’s because,. it’s full of beta-carotene & alpha-carotene. Your body converts them to vitamin A!
It’s also excellent for your eyes! Butternut squash has Lutein & zeaxanthin… Like beta-carotene and vitamin A, these protect your eyes from damage and ultraviolet rays!
Butternut squash is a good source of fiber too!