Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash

Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash is a delicious and healthy side dish recipe. This quick and easy appetizer only uses 6 ingredients!roasted butternut squash

Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash

I remember when this baking sheet of fabulousness came out of the oven a few days ago, I was giddy as I was drizzling the honey over tops. Think sweet and somewhat savory. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never enjoyed butternut squash, it’s got a mild flavor even the kids won’t mind. Especially with the honey factor. Many times you can find butternut squash already cubed and bagged in your produce section of your grocery store. I picked up a nice bag at my Whole Foods and couldn’t wait to develop this simple “candy” tasting vegetable.Excited for you to taste this one, I’ll make a believer out of you, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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How to Make the Best Roasted Butternut Squash

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large 3 quart skillet over medium heat. Saute butternut squash, season with salt and pepper and cook for a good 5 minutes, stirring often to get some color on the squash.

  3. Tansfer partially cooked butternut squash to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until fork tender.

  4. Remove from oven and add fresh chopped thyme leaves then drizzle with honey. Gently toss to coat evenly and serve warm.

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Season with some kosher salt.

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Freshly ground black pepper.

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Transfer to a baking sheet and roast in the oven for a good 15 minutes, until fork tender.

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Chop some fresh thyme leaves.

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Sprinkle over the top of the roasted squash.

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Honey time! Sweet, savory and fabulous.

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Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash

Honey Thyme Roasted Butternut Squash is a delicious and healthy side dish recipe. This quick and easy appetizer only uses 6 ingredients!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 107kcal
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Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed raw butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup thyme leaves finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in a large 3 quart skillet over medium heat. Saute butternut squash, season with salt and pepper and cook for a good 5 minutes, stirring often to get some color on the squash.
  • Tansfer partially cooked butternut squash to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Remove from oven and add fresh chopped thyme leaves then drizzle with honey. Gently toss to coat evenly and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10010IU | Vitamin C: 22.6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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29 Responses
  1. Jenny! I can honestly tell you that this is one of the most enticing recipes I have ever come across. Butternut squash is one of my favourites, but I’ve never seen it prepared this way. The photos are amazing — that last photo makes me want to run to the kitchen this very second and make this. It just seems to comforting and flavourful! xo

  2. Oh My God this is happening in my kitchen ASAP. I absolutely love butternut squash and have a bag right now that I’ve been putting off cooking because I wanted to do something different…this is it. Thank you thank you thank you!

  3. I make butternut squash so often it’s almost ridiculous. It’s one vegetable that my kids don’t give me grief about! I typically roast it with maple syrup, cinnamon, and sometimes I roast apples with it, and top it with toasted pecans. I’ve never made it with thyme before, however, so I’ll just have to try it. I’ve never got enough recipes for one of my favorite squashes, and this looks great!

  4. Kim

    We love butternut squash but I haven’t done a savory squash dish yet. I usually just roast it. Why did you sautee it before roasting it? Sounds like a lot of extra work to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am curious, not being a hater. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am going to try the thyme and honey with some yams tonight since it is what we have. We love yams too and often use yams and butternut squash interchangeably.

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