How to Roast Butternut Squash

Wondering how to cook butternut squash? Don’t be intimidated! It’s a lot easier to peel, cut and roast butternut squash than it seems! Learn how with step-by-step instructions here.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x
Category: Sides
Method: Oven
Cuisine: American


  • 1 large butternut squash (4 cups cubed)
  • 24 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Then, use a vegetable peeler to peel your butternut squash.
  3. Use an extremely sharp knife to cut your butternut squash in half, hotdog style. Don’t be afraid to put a little muscle into this!
  4. Once cut in half, use a spoon to remove any seeds and flesh from the inside.
  5. Then, cut away! We like to chop our butternut squash into bite-sized pieces so that it cooks faster. Make sure all pieces are cut to approximately the same size so that they bake evenly.
  6. Drizzle on olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and any other spices your heart desires.
  7. Toss with your hands and then place in oven.
  8. Roast for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 153
  • Sugar: 3
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 1


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