Saturday, October 24

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash

I really enjoy roasting squashes. Their meaty texture and heartiness make squashes great side dishes or even main courses. This is a quick and simple way to roast squash using honey and thyme, creating a great savory dish with a sweet hint. It goes great with roasted chicken or pork.

Full time 1 hour
Serves 4-6

The needs-

2 lbs. butternut squash cubed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

The know-

Preheat oven to 400'.

In a large baking dish place butternut squash cubes.

Drizzle olive oil over squash, trying to evenly and completely coat cubes.

Sprinkle over thyme, salt, and pepper.

Give a quick stir just to evenly distribute seasoning.

Roast in oven for 20 minutes. Then carefully remove.

Give it a quick but gently stir. Return to oven an roast another 20 minutes.

Carefully remove from oven and test squash for softness, to do this pierce with fork. If it easily goes in you are almost done, if you have problems piercing you will need longer roast time.

Drizzle over honey and return to oven and roast an additional 10-20 minutes, based on fork piercing ease.

Remove from oven, carefully slide onto serving plate. Cheers!