Roasted Koginut Squash

Koginut squash is a unique squash hybrid that is smooth and silky like kabocha squash with the rich, sweet flavor of a butternut.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
4 servings

What Does Koginut Squash Taste Like?

Koginut squash is a hybrid of kabocha squash and butternut squash. It has a creamy and smooth texture when cooked, with a sweet buttery flavor. Its natural sweetness is enhanced when you roast it. The peel is also edible, making it incredibly easy to prepare. When preparing koginut squash, don't throw away the seeds! You can roast koginut squash seeds the same way you would roast butternut squash seeds, spaghetti squash seeds and pumpkin seeds.

How Should I Serve Koginut Squash?

Use koginut squash as a base for a grain bowl or slice into wedges and serve with a creamy yogurt sauce. Puree it into a soup, add it to a casserole, make risotto or stuff it with a sweet and savory filling. For a healthy and delicious side dish, make mashed koginut squash and serve it with your favorite main dish.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 1 Koginut squash (2 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush the cut sides with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on a large rimmed baking sheet, flesh-side down.

  3. Bake the squash until tender, 45 to 55 minutes. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.


Large rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
4g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/4 squash
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 10507IU 210%
Vitamin C 27mg 30%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 0mg 0%
Potassium 898mg 19%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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