Baked butternut squash has a caramelized flavor, which is delicious if you use the cooked squash in soups and sauces. It's simple to bake a butternut squash; just cut it in half and roast it in the oven.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source:, October 2017


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Cut squash in half and seed. Place the halves on a baking sheet, cut-side down. Bake until tender when pierced with a knife, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Scoop out flesh when cool enough to handle.


To make ahead: Place the cooled baked squash in an airtight container; refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

76.5 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 19.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.4g 14% DV; sugars 3.7g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 18081.3IU 362% DV; vitamin c 35.7mg 60% DV; folate 45.9mcg 12% DV; calcium 81.7mg 8% DV; iron 1.2mg 7% DV; magnesium 57.8mg 21% DV; potassium 598.7mg 17% DV; sodium 6.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.