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Roasted Butternut Squash

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash

This sweet and spicy roasted butternut squash is savory and naturally sweet with a hint of spice. It’s the best side dish to welcome fall and uses just a few simple ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Lindsey Jenkins


  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coconut sugar or brown sugar (optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Peel, deseed, and cut the butternut squash into one-inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl, add the cubed butternut squash, oil and spices and mix thoroughly with your hands until well coated.
  • Spread the squash onto a lined baking sheet in an even layer.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, give the squash a stir and then bake for another 20 minutes.
  • The squash should be fork tender, but not mushy.
  • Enjoy!