This is my go to recipe for roasting squash. Wether I'm making it for a side dish, or part of my butternut squash alfredo stuffed shells- roasted butternut squash is yummo.
- 1 large or 2 medium butternut squashs
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375.
Place squash flesh side up in broiler pan.
Brush with olive oil.
Rub in brown sugar.
Season with salt and pepper.
Flip squash over so skin side is up.
Add 1/4-1/3 cup water to pan.
Roast for 40-45 minutes, until skin can be pierced with fork.
Check occasionally to make sure squash isn't burning,
add more water if necessary.
Water should eventually evaporate to
allow the squash to caramelize.
When fully cooked remove from oven, allow to cool a
bit before scraping the flesh from the skin into a bowl.
To make a side dish, mash squash a little with a fork.
Add in a little maple syrup and butter. Salt and pepper to taste. Cheers!