Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg is a very tasty side dish for your Autumn meals.

Roasted Butternut Squash

It is so convenient to eat using a spoon to scoop the soft squash right out of the skin.  The combination of butter, brown sugar and spices caramelize together while roasting in the oven, and you can also inhale the warm aromas in the kitchen.  This Fall side dish is nice served with grilled pork chops, homemade applesauce, and coleslaw.

Butternut Squash is easily found in supermarkets.  Beige colored and shaped like a vase or a bell.  This is a more watery squash and tastes somewhat similar to sweet potatoes.  It has a bulbous end and pale, creamy skin, with a choice, fine-textured, deep-orange flesh with a sweet, nutty flavor.  Some people say it is like butterscotch.  It weighs from 2 to 5 pounds.  The oranger the color, the riper, drier, and sweeter the squash.  Butternut is a common squash used in making soup because it tends not to be stringy.

This very easy-to-make Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg recipe, comments, and photo were shared with me by Karen Calanchini, Food Stylist, and Photographer, of Redding, CA.



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Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Recipe
Servings: 2 servings
  • 1 small butternut squash (about 6 to 7 inches long), halved lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Line a small baking sheet with non-stick aluminum boil.

  2. Slice the stem off the top of the butternut squash and cut each squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds, membranes, and discard.

    Butternut Squash cut and seeds removed
  3. Lay the squash halves on the prepared baking sheet.  Spread 1 tablespoon butter on each of the squash halves (on top of the squash half and in the cavity).  Sprinkle as much brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the top of the butter that you desire.

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
  4. Cover the prepared squash with another sheet of aluminum foil, folding edges tightly over the edges of the baking sheet.

  5. Place in oven and cook for approximately 30 minutes.  Remove the aluminum foil and cook approximately an additional 10 minutes until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from oven.

  6. Makes 2 servings.


Comments and Reviews

7 Responses to “Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon and Nutmeg Recipe”

  1. Frederick Stevens

    This is an interesting recipe ….. but rather incomplete! For example, as for as the cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar…. are these 1/8 tsp., or 1 cup! Who knows!

    • Linda Stradley

      You sprinkle on the cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar to your personal preference. Some people like more spices and sugar than other do. Whatever you and your family likes!

  2. Lauren Cook

    My dad used to make this for dessert for us as kids. My sister and I would get so excited when he would buy a butternut squash at the store because we knew what was coming. Thanks for this recipe! I had completely forgotten about this. I cant wait to share this with my family as well.

  3. Elizabeth

    Is it possible to make without butter? Or with low fat/ no fat substitute? (But not margarine or low fat butter)

  4. Charli

    I make mine like this, too. Well nearly. I put brown sugar and butter in the halves but going to add the cinnamon and nutmeg.

  5. Kj Henisa

    So the flavors were very good, delicious ! The thing was that mine was pretty large so it was taking forever & was not going to be done in time for supper. So, I took one of the halves & microwaved it for 4 minutes or so. Well, it came out just fine. 😀


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