Caramelized Butternut Squash ~ Ina Garten


This is one of my very favorite recipes from Ina Garten.  It is so delicious and somehow seems so decadent ~ maybe because it tastes like dessert.  It’s super easy to make especially if you are having a roast since you can just stick it in the oven at the same time.

If there is one thing I hate, it’s peeling a butternut squash ~ it’s almost impossible!  I am so lucky that my store sells containers of butternut squash already peeled and cut up so this recipe becomes even easier.

I know the picture isn’t that great but everyone was hungry and I took this picture at the table.

Caramelized Butternut Squash

2 medium butternut squash or 1 large package of already cut-up squash

6 tbsps butter, melted

1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1 1/2 tsps kosher salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 400º.

Peel squash, remove seeds and cut into chunks. Place chunks on a baking sheet. Add the rest of the ingredients to squash on the sheet and toss together. Make sure squash is in a single layer on the sheet.

Roast for 45-55 minutes or until the squash is tender and it begins to caramelize; turn a few times so that it caramelizes evenly.

Taste for seasonings and serve hot.

Makes 6 servings.


Happy Cooking!

4 thoughts on “Caramelized Butternut Squash ~ Ina Garten

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with Ina’s Garden! It sounds like a beautiful way to prepare butternut squash and we are so pleased you are joining in.

    Please could I ask you to include a text link back to whichever host blog you linked up with just so your readers can join in the fun too? We’d really appreciate it!

    Hope you will be able to bake the Orange Poundcake and Peanut Butter and Jelly bars along with us too. Thanks again for participating! Have a lovely Easter!

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