Sweet Butternut Squash

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 2
  • About This Recipe

    “A simple side dish, perfect for cool fall nights.”

    Ingredients

  • 1mediumbutternut squash
  • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
  • 6tablespoonsbutter
  • Directions

  • Cut the squash in half and take out the seeds.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes with the cut side down.
  • Turn over and put half of the sugar and half the butter in each squash, bake for 30 more minutes.
  • Salt and pepper if desired.
  • Reviews

  • “It was m-m-m good1 This is one of our favorite receipes! Thanks a lot for posting it!!!”

  • “This is a great receipe.It’s been in our family for years. The only other thing we added was a slice of bacon across each on and you can add cinnamon and sugar or nutmeg. Both are great on it. This is the only way my teenager will eat it.”

  • “This recipe was a great alternative for a side dish on a chilly winter night. I made this with a pork loin roast. My husband was surprised to like it himself. :-)”

  • “Delicious!I baked the whole butternut squash, with slits cut in it to let steam escape, at 375 degrees for about 45-50 minutes.Then I cut it in half, cleaned out the seeds, and put the butter and brown sugar on.The only other thing I did differently was to cut little slits in the flesh of the squash and stuff them with raisins before adding the brown sugar and butter.I then baked it at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.We give it five stars!”

  • “I loved this recipe.I made it two nights ago, and again tonight!The second time, to cut down on the “mess” factor, I put a little water in the bottom of the pan.I also used only 2 tbs of butter per half to cut down on the fat content… didn’t even taste a difference.This was very yummy, and I will make it again and again I’m sure.”

  • “I made a mistake and put the butter mixture on the bottom with the squash face down and, if I say so myself, it wasn’t exactly a bad idea.The caramelized surface was like eating candy. Well, go ahead, talk about it amongst yourselves…while I indulge.”

  • “I make this all the time in the winter except I keep the squash right side up the entire time and add cinnamon to the butter and sugar.One other thing is I add water to the pan for the squash to sit in; it helps to soften the skin to a soft texture.I eat it with a spoon as an appetizer or snack. YUM!”

  • “I used Smart Balance spread and Splenda Brown Sugar blend for a lighter version of this dish. My squash was large so even with the extra 15 minutes it wasn’t completely soft. But I just put it in the microwave to finish it off. This was a tasty and easy side dish.”

  • “I baked up 2 large squash for my family holiday dinner.I give it 5***** for the ease of preparation alone, and another 5***** for the flavor itself!So that’s 10***** for this one!!!”

  • “I made Recipe #270402, Yorkshire Pudding, Mashed Potatoes and this delicious squash to surprise my DH for our anniversary. We totally loved this squash and it will be repeated during the holidays each year from now on!”

  • “Wonderful recipe. A little salt helps the flavor. In answer to how to serve it: You can scrape it all out into a bowl and stir it all together, or just scoop it out of the “shells”.”

  • “I would add the following things to really kick it up a notch.The first time down I put 1/2 cup -3/4 cup of liquid water is fine or I used apple cider…yum!”

  • “wow this is amazingly good! My first time making butternut squash and it worked out perfectly, i loved it! A Little of mine on the side that was bigger wasn’t quit done but the rest was more than enough for me anyway. After it came out of the oven i whipped the butter/sugar from the hallows with the squash and it was very good! I also used a healthy margarine and it still came out delicious :)”

  • “No need to cut up the squash making it this way.Just scoop it out into a dish before serving and mash along with some butter and the filling inside the hollows of the squash.Delicious addition to our Easter dinner!”

  • “So simple to make and you don’t even have to cut the skin off!!My kind of squash, and my favorite too!Deliciously sweet and wonderfully flavored.The perfect addition to our Christmas dinner!”

  • “Sweet and delicious, we really enjoyed this as part of our Thanksgiving spread!”

  • “There is no better way then this to cook squash.My whole family loved it.I made 2 squash so we would have plenty, as we all love it here.Awesome side dish!”

  • “Love it!”

  • “I’ve never tried butternut squash before, but I received a few from a friend so I thought I would try it. This recipe is easy and it turns out great everytime.”

  • “Cooking butternut squash this way really saves time and the end result is sweet and delicious!You want to make sure the squash is cooked really well and is soft before you take it out of the oven.I kept spooning the butter sauce over my squash every 5 minutes during the last 30 minutes, to make a nice glaze on the top. We loved this!”

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