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.