Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash


I LOVE butternut squash- always have. For years, I've simply cut it in half, seeded it, and filled the seed space with butter and brown sugar, wrapped it in foil, put it in a baking dish,, and baked it. It's very good that way and very easy. I recently bought some butternut squash all peeled and cut up from Costco. On the box was this delicious recipe. We loved it. As usual, I've made a few changes.

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash
1 lb. Butternut squash, cubed
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and cubed (opt.)
Olive Oil (the recipe called for 3T. Butter. I substituted olive oil to make it healthier)
3 T. honey (more or less)
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped (I used almonds-unchopped)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I used more)

Preheat oven to 400. The original recipe said to roast the squash and apple for 20minutes by themselves. Then mix the other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the almost roasted squash. I just mixed it all together on my baking tray (with my hands) at first and roasted it for about 20-25 minutes. I'm all about easy. It was SO good.

4 comments:

Joan Morris said...

Yum, I'm making some right now!

Spam said...

I love it too, Kay. That recipe sounds so yummy!

Kristen Mackrory said...

Mmm. I think I need to make that tonight too. I'm excited.

Shonna said...

We just had this a couple of days ago; it was delicious and Caleb loved it (of course it was minus the nuts, but it was still really good). Thanks!