Caramelized Butternut Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash

17 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

From Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa recipe

"Awesome, my husband lived it. I used olive oil instead of butter and only took 35 minutes roasting on 400, otherwise it would've been too mushy"


2 medium butternut squash; (4 to 5 pounds total)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter; melted
1/4 cup light brown sugar; packed
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper; freshly ground

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut off and discard the ends of each butternut squash. Peel the squash, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch cubes and place them on a baking sheet. Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. With clean hands, toss all the ingredients together and spread in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize. While roasting, turn the squash a few times with a spatula, to be sure it browns evenly. Taste for seasonings and serve hot.


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Deliciously scrumptious and super easy ! First time trying butternut squash and I loved it!
Ashley96 1y ago

gigglez0404 1y ago

Great!! Best way to use this squash. Doesn't take the length of time to cook.
bonedi39 1y ago

Fast, easy, VERY tasty! I have made this twice already and it is a favorite!
PrimalMan 2y ago

Wonderful side dish!!!! Easy to prepare and easy to cook!!!
L2L 2y ago

This is just the exact same recipe lifted word for word from the Barefoot Contessa. [Recipe edited for attribution]
ajmoor 3y ago

Very tasty. I added an apple which added a bit of crunch. Great side dish for the holidays
laniwong1 3y ago

Awesome, my husband lived it. I used olive oil instead of butter and only took 35 minutes roasting on 400, otherwise it would've been too mushy
Bmc11 3y ago

I love it! I grow my own squash and keep them though the winter. Now I have more ways to use them
Telln 3y ago

This is one of my favorite ways to eat butternut squash! Thanks!
Titha 3y ago

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