Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash

Sidewalk Shoes Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

This recipe from Donna Hay’s Magazine #64 was a revelation to me!  I love butternut squash and I love it especially roasted.  What I hate, is peeling and chopping it.  Such a pain.  I never thought to treat butternut squash the same way I treat acorn squash, halving it and brushing it with something sweet and yummy.  Perhaps everyone else knew this and no one told me?  It wouldn’t be the first time that I am totally clueless, and definitely won’t be the last.

Sidewalk Shoes Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

This was so good and so easy!  As you can see, this was not a super large butternut squash. I’ve always been hesitant of these smaller squashes because I hate peeling them even more than the larger ones, but for this recipe they were perfect.  I absolutely loved this recipe and it is now my new favorite way to make butternut squash!

Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash

  • 4 (500g) butternut squash, halved and deseeded
  • 8 cloves garlic, unpeeled (omitted)
  • 8 thyme sprigs (didn’t have any)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 1/3 cup sherry vinegar (forgot about this step!)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees f.  Place the squash, garlic and thyme on a baking sheet.  Drizzle with maple syrup and oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast for 45-50 minutes or until golden and cooked through.  Drizzle with sherry vinegar to serve (I completely forgot about this step).

Serves 4


This will be my entry for I Heart Cooking Clubs – Donna Hay!

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  1. says

    I cut big squash like that in half, stir together maple syrup, almonds or walnuts (chopped) and raisins, put them in the middle of said squash, drizzle melted butter over the whole thing and roast away. Simple, delicious, almost like eating a pie but it’s your vegetables!

  2. says

    i don’t love the flavor of butternut squash, but it’s just so abundant, i have to eat it! this is a great preparation.

  3. says

    Any butternut squash recipe that doesn’t make me peel or chop is good with me. I just know peeling and chopping will result in bandages. This is such a clean, simple dish and is pretty as well.

  4. says

    Pam – I loved reading through your changes to this recipe :) Forgot and omitted a few things, but I think you came out on top by using the oil, syrup and s&p because this really does look delicious! No need for the other things. I’ve never been a fan of sherry vinegar.

  5. says

    I thought I was the only one who hate peeling and chopping squash, in my case, pumpkins!
    But I love eating them! This dish looks delicious and I think I could finish the small butternut squash all on my own!