Baked Whole Butternut Squash Recipe

Baked Whole Butternut SquashBaked Whole Butternut Squash is much easier to make than you may think. Try this easy-to-make recipe and your house will smell fabulous as this squash bakes.  This technique is so easy and so healthy!

Butternut squash is one of my favorites, the rich orange squash bakes well, and you can use the leftovers to make fabulous soups.  Butternut squash grills up great too.  Last summer I had a butternut squash vine and grew several beautiful squash.  If you do not wash them, they can store for quite a long time.  I just baked my last one up this fall.

Did you know that butternut squash is also known as butternut pumpkin in Australia and New Zealand? It actually has a flavor that is similar to that of a pumpkin.

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Baked Whole Butternut Squash Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Whole Butternut Squash Recipe
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Wash outside of the butternut squash.

  2. Place whole squash onto an ungreased baking sheet, and prick in a few places with a sharp knife.

  3. Bake, uncovered, approximately 60 to 90 minutes or until tender and easily pierced with a fork.  Remove from oven.

  4. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove fibers and seeds.  Season each half with lime juice, salt, and pepper.  Cut each half in half again and serve.

  5. Variation:  In a small frying pan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter; stir in 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.  Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar; stir until well blended.  Brush the butter mixture over each portion of squash before servings.

  6. Makes 2 to 4 Servings.



Comments and Reviews

3 Responses to “Baked Whole Butternut Squash Recipe”

  1. Tina Delawder

    I love the fresh vegetable ideas. The kids look at vegetables a whole new way

  2. El Pease

    Can you toast squash seeds after they have been scooped from baked squash?

    • Linda Stradley

      I have never tried toasting or roasting squash seeds after they have been baked in the squash. Can any readers help with this question?


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