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. Source:, October 2017

EatingWell Test Kitchen


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

77 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 7 mg sodium. 599 mg potassium; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 18081 IU vitamin a iu; 36 mg vitamin c; 46 mcg folate; 82 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 58 mg magnesium;