Learn to Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash

Learn to Cook: Roasted Butternut Squash

Serves 4

Hard winter squashes can be intimidating, but they are actually very simple to prepare as well as satisfying, nutritious and affordable! Butternut squash, for example, delivers healthy carbohydrates, vitamins A and C plus potassium. This basic recipe brings out the best in winter squash: little bites delightfully caramelized outside and creamy inside.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Halve the squash lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out and discard seeds.

If desired, peel with a vegetable peeler or cut into big chunks and keep steady on the cutting board while cutting off the peel with a knife.

Cut into 1-inch cubes. Transfer to a large, rimmed baking sheet. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and spread out in a single layer. Roast, tossing occasionally, until just tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:150 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 3g protein
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