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How to Roast the Best Butternut Squash

Learn how to roast the best butternut squash and use it in delicious, healthy butternut squash recipes! Get tips & tricks for roasting butternut squash plus sweet & savory recipes to enjoy all season long. Perfect for the holiday season.

Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Keyword how to roast butternut squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash (from about 1 1/2-2 pounds butternut squash)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • Optional garnishes:
  • 1/4 cup feta crumbles
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Evenly spread out butternut squash cubes.

  2. Drizzle butternut squash with olive oil and maple syrup. Sprinkle with garlic powder, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Toss with clean hands and season generously with salt and pepper.

  3. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes then flip and roast for an additional 15 minutes until butternut squash is fork tender.

  4. Once butternut squash is done cooking, transfer to a medium bowl and gently fold in feta crumbles and dried cranberries, if desired. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

To keep this recipe vegan and/or dairy free feel free to leave off the feta crumbles.