Baked Butternut Squash

We love this as a simple side, or to use in butternut squash soup and as a substitute for pumpkin puree.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 56 kcal


  • 9x13 pan


  • 1 butternut squash whole
  • water
  • butter, or olive oil
  • Season as desired, see instructions below.


  • Heat oven to 400.
  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds.
  • Place cut sides down in pan.
  • Pour about 1 inch of water in pan.
  • Cook for 1 hour or until very tender when pierced with a fork. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the squash.
  • Remove from pan, flip squash over and smear with butter or drizzle with olive oil.
  • Seasoning Ideas: Sprinkle with Hope, Nurture, or Amore RealTaste seasoning; or RealTaste Peace seasoning with salt and a drizzle of maple syrup.


Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 440mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 13288IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
Keyword amore, dairy free, easy, fall, fiber, gluten free, healthy, Hope, Nurture, Peace, side, Thanksgiving, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian, winter
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