Caramelized and beautiful - the perfect addition to any fall or holiday table.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: how to cook butternut squash, how to roast butternut squash, roast butternut squash cubes, roasted squash
Author: Katie Workman
Nonstick cooking spray
1butternut squashabout 1 1⁄4 pounds, peeled and cut into 1 1⁄2-inch pieces (see the Cooking Tip)
2tablespoons(¼ stick) unsalted butter, melted
1tablespoonslight or dark brown sugar
½teaspoonkosher or coarse salt
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
Spread the pieces of squash on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the melted butter over the squash and sprinkle it with the brown sugar and salt. Toss the squash until it is evenly coated.
Bake the squash until it is nicely browned and tender, 35 to 45 minutes, stirring it once halfway through the cooking time.
What the Kids Can Do
Kids can scoop the seeds out of the squash and measure the brown sugar and salt. Once you have cut up the squash they can spread it out on the baking sheet, drizzle the butter over it, and toss it with the brown sugar and salt.