Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

maple roasted butternut squash

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Last night for dinner I made roasted butternut squash for the husband. I am not a big fan of butternut but he loved it and to me, that is what counts.

Every week we get a vegetable and fruit box put together with produce from local – and some not so local – farmers. I have been enjoying the experience as I have no idea for the most part what will be arriving. Once can choose add-ons and I tend to, but the main box is what happens to be ready and available that week.

The last two weeks the box has included butternut squash. I will be the first to admit that I am not a fan. The husband likes it though, so I went about preparing it for him. After 40 years of marriage I am rather good at cooking things I don’t like but that he enjoys. Salmon for one – he adores it, I hate it yet I do manage to make him some salmon dinners that he thoroughly enjoys.

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It seems I did the same with this squash. I used one of his favorite flavors – maple syrup – along with some of the other components in the box, apples and onions. I served it on rice with a lovely, ripe tomato on the side and he thoroughly enjoyed his dinner.

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Onions

Serves 2 with rice

  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 2 TBS pure maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

Cooked rice for serving

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a medium baking dish, mix together the chunks of squash, apple and onion.
roast squash, onions, and apples
  • Drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir to mix.
  • Roast in the preheated oven until the squash is soft, about 30 – 40 minutes.
maple roasted butternut squash
  • Serve over hot rice

How Was the Maple Roasted Butternut Squash?

I have no clue. This is another one of those vegetables that I do not eat. But I cook them for the husband. He said this was a delicious, vegetarian meal. And that makes me very happy.

He said the squash was cooked perfectly and the maple syrup flavor came through just right. I am always glad when I can cook him a dinner that he truly enjoys. Since I am not so fond of butternut squash so I just ate something else.

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