Hard winter squashes are actually very simple to prepare as well as satisfying, nutritious and affordable! This basic recipe brings out the best in winter squash: little bites delightfully caramelized outside and creamy inside. Serve straight from the oven as a side dish or use in soup, tacos, enchiladas, pasta and salad.
Preheat the 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, halfway through, until just tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Per Serving:150 calories (30 from fat), 3.5g total fat, 300mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 3g protein.
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