Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash – made with ONLY 3 ingredients plus s + p!

A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!

My aunt LOVES butternut squash and shared this recipe with me. I personally am not a huge fan of sweet food (I prefer my butternut squash savory) but since many of you might enjoy this, I thought I would share. It’s too easy not to!

The hardest thing about making this is peeling and cutting the squash, but the good news is you can buy it pre-cut, so if you want to do that, I say by all means, go for it! I also have an easy tip here on how to peel it yourself!

A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!
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Maple Roasted Butternut Squash

104 Cals 1 Protein 23 Carbs 2 Fats
Cook Time: 40 mins
Yield: 4
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!


  • 1 1/4 lbs butternut squash, peeled and diced 3/4-inch
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, toss the butternut squash with oil, maple, salt and fresh ground pepper. Place in a baking dish, cover with foil and roast in the center of the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil, turn the squash and bake an addition 15 minutes, or until fork tender (time will vary depending on the size you cut the squash).
  • Makes 3 cups.


Serving: 3/4 cup, Calories: 104kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Sodium: 7mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 3
Keywords: dairy free sides, easy, fall side dish, quick, roasted butternut squash, veggie side
A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!
A simple Fall side dish, made with just 3 ingredients (butternut, pure maple syrup and oil) plus s + p!

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  1. Hey Gina, when I click on the personal points button, it brings up Crock Pot Maple Dijon Drumsticks.

    Love the recipe and make it all the time with sweet potatoes also.

  2. Making this for the third time…new family favorite!

  3. Yummy! We’re making it again for Thanksgiving.

  4. Wow! Just made this for dinner… and for the last 15 min that is was to be cooked unfoiled, I put a piece of seasoned salmon filet in the pan and voila, 1 pan dinner served! I did replace the syrup w Manuka honey, delish!

  5. This recipe is great despite my having to use ingredients on hand. I had butternut squash from our garden in the freezer. Also, my husband is a beekeeper and we always use that in place of maple syrup.

    I found that the squash got really soft as it was roasting, so next time I will wait until our garden is giving us squash. Fortunately, I will simply mash the leftovers and enjoy them.

    Initially I thought, “What a disaster.” Then I remembered that, “In the kitchen there are no disasters, only discoveries”.

  6. I’ve been wanting to up my veggie game, and this sounded easy and delicious. I haven’t had much experience with butternut squash, but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve had. So I figured I’ve give this a shot since some pre-cut squash was on sale. I mixed everything together in the baking dish itself to cut down on mess. The combination of salt and pepper with maple syrup concerned me, but I trusted you! And it turned out great! Everything worked together to make something almost like dessert. This encourages me to keep trying the squash for sure. Thank you!

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  12. Made this tonight and it satisfied my sweet cravings! This is the first Halloween I can remember that I did not eat Halloween candy! 

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  15. When i put this in the recipe builder, the entire dish is 3 points plus …. for a little more than a point per serving. I am confused as to why it says 3 points plus per serving?

  16. It's ready and OMG…IT'S AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS…A KEEPER! Thanks so much! 🙂

  17. Using this recipe right now. Squash is in the oven. Definitely love how easy it is to throw it together. Hoping to love it. 🙂

  18. Is this possible to make with frozen squash?

  19. What is a good main dish to pair this with? I was thinking of the fig balsamic pork tenderloin recipe but fear it may be too much sweetness… any suggestions? Thanks!

  20. Can I use honey instead of maple syrup? I have a gallon of honey instead of buying maple syrup.

  21. i just made this, and holy cow is it good! the squash tastes like candy! YUM.

  22. If I cut up the squash in advance should i season it and let it sit in the seasoning or should I season it just before I roast it?

  23. made this last night – very yummy. first time eating butternut squash too!

  24. I make this and add a pinch of crushed red pepper to give it a kick. It is really good!

  25. 6 thumbs up! Served this along with the Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast to my mom and aunt and brought home an empty bowl with them asking for more of the butternut squash dish.
    They loved the roast to.
    I do have a question though. Is there an easier way of peeling the butternut before roasting? Boy my shoulders are sore.

  26. Thank you for the simple recipe! I just got the cookbook. Thank you for wonderful recipes in there as well. I've been following you for years but never said thank you before.

  27. Made this last night with brussel sprouts and Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage…delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

  28. Gina:
    I am SOOOO happy that I ordered the cookbook. You did an awesome job on it, and Iook forward to many, many healthy delicious dinners thanks to you.

  29. I don't cover it with foil and it is yummy! Even hubby likes it.

  30. I've done my butternut squash this way for a few years now, and it gets requested often even by the non-veggie eaters. The only thing I add is a handful of craisins when the foil is removed for the last 15 minutes. Yummy!

  31. I do the exact same recipe with brussel sprouts… even the haters love it!

  32. Would this work with Acorn squash too?

    Thanks, Gina! LOVE the recipes!!

  33. I found out (by mistake) that if you cut knife slits to release the steam you can microwave the whole squash for 7 or 8 minutes, which makes it soft enough to cut and peel. The ends turn a soft grayish color and I keep popping it back in until the middle is the same color. I do this when preparing butternut squash for soup.

  34. Roasted butternut squash is one of my favorite things about fall. Great idea to use maple to enhance the flavor.

  35. An amazing delicious and healthy side for Thanksgiving dinner!

  36. I love your recipes, just received your cook book and love it already. Your recipes make me want to try new things like this. Have not had butternut squash before and can't wait to try. Which brings me to my question, how do you pick it? Thanks in advance.

  37. I also prefer my squash savory as a general rule of thumb – however – sweet roasted squash is AMAZING in oatmeal or other breakfast grains! Looks good.

  38. I happen to have all of these ingredients. It's fate.

  39. One of my favorite side dishes. ~ Catherine

  40. Loving all your butternut squash recipes!

  41. This looks great!
    I remember having sweetpotato topped with cinnamon, and it was really tasty, think that'd work with pumpkin too? 🙂 x

  42. So what is YOUR favorite recipe? I prefer savory as well!

    • Butternut Squash lasagna rolls, Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas, Spaghetti with creamy Butternut sauce and sausage (all on my site)

  43. We love butternut squash in our house, even my 10 month old cannot get enough. I can't wait to try this!

  44. Just cut up and froze a bunch of squash from my garden yesterday. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  45. I've never tried squash, there are so many new recipes i'm finding to where it can be used though. I'll have to try this, it would be a great side! Thanks for sharing.

  46. My pleasure Kim, I know everyone's palate is different! My aunt LOVES it, so there you go!

  47. Thank you for sharing even if it's not your choice. Simple and delicious recipes are perfect! Pinned it!!