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Oven Roasted Butternut Squash

Learn how to roast a perfect butternut squash in your oven! This quick and healthy recipe is super easy to make and you can use it asa side dish, add to a salad, or for meal prep.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 117kcal


  • 1 large butternut squash peeled, seeded, cubed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Peel and chop the squash into 1-inch cubes, then transfer to a large baking pan.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and drizzle with olive oil. Mix it all up and arrange in a single layer.
  • Bake at 400°F for about 30-35 minutes or until it’s tender.


Seasoning Options:
  • For more herbal flavor, add some fresh or dried thyme, rosemary, or oregano.
  • To add some heat, add some chili powder, cajun, or cayenne pepper.
  • To make it sweeter, add some ground cinnamon with brown sugar.
How to Store:
  • A whole fresh squash can be stores in a cool dark place and can last for 1-2 months.
  • Uncooked diced squash can be stores in an air-tight container and refrigerated for up to 3 days.
  • Roasted diced squash also can be refrigerated in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15945IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg