In this post you are going to learn how to make roasted butternut squash. Roasted butternut squash is such a tasty side dish. If you are used to cooking potatoes consider mixing up little bit with a bright and colorful Butternut squash.
Ingredients to make roasted butter squash:
1lb of butternut squash, peeled and cut-You can purchase already pre peeled and cubed butternut squash, because it is easy and save little bit of time. If you already have one, all you need to do it just peeled it with vegetable peeler and cut it half at lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and then chop it on up.
Pinch ground black pepper.
Half tsp kosher salt to taste.
3 to 4 tsp of olive oil.
Lemon juice- Little sqeeuze of lemon juice which is optional in this recipe.
So, lets start cooking roasted butternut squash:
You can start with two ingredients,to avoid the butternut squash becomes dry. Make sure you have a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and your owen must preheated at 475F (246C).Combine your cubed butternut squash in the bowl (medium sized is better) and drizzle in olive oil. Because the butternut is always a little bit of wet,you will feel that when you are peeling and it always look glistening and you may want to use olive oil to getting nice and olive oily good. Finally putting your salt, lemon juice and pepper and mix them up. If you feel your vegetable is little dry you can drizzle them with little bit olive oil to bring life back to the vegetable, you don’t have to stuck with dry vegetables.
Now pop the mixture on your parchment line sheet and spread it evenly, because if you piled it, the butternet in the middle will gonna have harder time. You must spread it out evenly to get easy roasting. Move your rack in the owen to the center to ensure even roasting. Now you are gonna have to pop it down in the cook it 10-15 minutes, flip and continue roasting until it become tender and little bit crispy.
After you finished your roasting, you will see how gorgeous it is, it will be nice and soft on the inside and crunchy golden brown on the outside. This is the part remember that the lemon juice is optional so if you want to add it in which you will think that nice just drizzle the lemon juice. Add little bit more salt and olive to taste, so if you really like salt you might want to do it more, if you don’t just leave that out. Just remember you can add in but you cant really take any out, So do it carefully . Now give it a one last toss.
If you want the roasted butternet squash jazz it up you can toss it with flavored butter, you could eat it as side dish and put it in your pasta and so many things you can do it with your roasted buttner squash.
Now you know how to cook nutritious and and absolutely delicious roasted butternut squash.