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Roasted Whole Butternut Squash

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This recipe for roasted whole butternut squash is the perfect side dish for the fall. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, this would be the perfect dinner idea with a side salad for a complete meal.

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Butternut squash is one of my favorite veggies. It is so versatile and can be used in SO many amazing ways.

For instance, you can roast it in cubes and use it in a kale salad. You can also use it in place of taco meat and make butternut squash tacos.

However, one of my favorite ways to eat it is by roasting it whole like in the photo above. By roasting it, the heat softens the butternut squash but also caramelizes it a little.

Then, I like to top it with a drizzle of honey as well as some roasted pepita seeds and a sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese.

It really is a simple side dish that dresses up any dinner table. I like to serve this alongside my Sweet and Spicy Oven Fried Chicken. It would also make a great side dish for my Mongolian Ground Beef Noodles.

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Yield: 4 servings

Whole Roasted Butternut Squash

Whole Roasted Butternut Squash

This easy butternut squash recipe is roasted whole and served topped with honey, pepitas, and Parmesan Cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 whole butternut squash
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • honey
  • pepita seeds
  • Parmesan Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the butternut squash in half longwise. Use a spoon and scoop the seeds and pulp out and discard.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the halves on the baking sheet, cut side up.
  4. Drizzle on olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  6. The squash is done when you stick a fork in them and the pulp is fork tender.
  7. Remove from the oven and drizzle honey over the squash. Top with pepitas and Parmesan Cheese. Season with more salt and pepper as needed.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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Friday 16th of September 2022

Yummy! This is a perfect side for Thanksgiving! I am trying it this year.

Jennifer Sikora

Sunday 18th of September 2022

It would be!

Inger@Art of Natural Living

Saturday 10th of September 2022

I love the idea of using honey. We had the best honey in London recently and I'd love that with this!


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Butternut squash in one of my favorites! I love how you used honey and added pepitas :) I have to try making it your way, sounds delicious!!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 9th of September 2022

The honey really compliments the squash really well!


Thursday 8th of September 2022

Never thought to use it for tacos before! Love it roasted and I'm a big fan of pepitas so definitely giving this a try.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 9th of September 2022

It's so good as taco meat.


Wednesday 7th of September 2022

I don't make butternut squash often but I allways get it in fall. I need to try it with parmesan and pepitas!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 9th of September 2022

It is game changer for sure.

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