A Side For Everyone
One of my favorite uses for butternut squash is to turn it into a simple side dish. Due to it’s earthy, nutty flavor, butternut squash can complement a wide range of main courses from chicken to pork to beef. I would not pair butternut squash with seafood though as the two tastes are too contrasting. Stick with land-based plants and animals and you shouldn’t run into any issues. To me, the best way to prepare a side of butternut squash is to cut it up into 1″ cubes and then roast in the oven for 30 minutes. Allow me to show you how to do this in a few, easy steps.
As with anything we are going to put in the oven, the first step is to crank that thing up and let it get nice and hot. 400° is needed today.
Like I said at the beginning, this is an incredibly easy side to whip up and delight your guests. Learn this simple side and you’ll never be left wondering what to make to complement your main course again. Butternut squash also reheats very well, making it great for leftover lunches.
- Butternut Squash
- Salt & Pepper
- Fresh Herbs
- Cut the ends of the butternut squash and then cut in half (lengthwise)
- Remove the seeds and rind
- Cut into 1" cubes (perfection not required)
- Destem and cut up your fresh herbs and garlic
- Toss butternut squash, garlic, salt, pepper and fresh herbs in a medium bowl
- Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spread out your squash cubes
- Roast for 30 minutes, tossing halfway through
In case you missed my other posts on all things butternut squash, make sure to check them out: