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




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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

1/2 cup
77 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 19.9g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 3.7g; fat 0.2g; vitamin a iu 18081.3IU; vitamin c 35.7mg; folate 45.9mcg; calcium 81.7mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 57.8mg; potassium 598.7mg; sodium 6.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

1 starch