Baked Butternut Squash

Baked Butternut Squash

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"This simple baked butternut squash is easy to make, delicious to eat, and looks beautiful on the plate."

Ingredients 1 h 40 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 281 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.7g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 259 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place squash, cut sides down, in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour water into dish around squash halves.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the skin with a fork; it should be very easy to remove. Top squash halves with butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • To cook a large squash takes 90 minutes. If you have a smaller squash, adjust the baking time.
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Micah Funk
1/16/2013

I have been making squash similar to this recipe for some years and the family likes it a lot. Usually I bake it with the cut side up and coat it with butter and a light coat of brown sugar. This time I tried baking it as directed and it came out nice and moist too. After baking in the oven I removed the skin and then covered it with butter, sea salt, fresh pepper, sprinkled brown sugar over it, and placed it back in the oven under the broiler just long enough to caramelize the brown sugar. It came out delicious. The salt and pepper add a nice dimension to the flavor that was just perfect. This is a simple recipe that tastes great.

Nashville Nosher
12/24/2012

This recipe is super easy (and it makes your house smell fabulous!) I'm baking the squash to actually add to a butternut squash ravioli recipe and I couldn't be more excited. One thing I found, though, is that mine were done around 45 - 50 minutes, but I think my squash were a bit smaller than most. Just keep checking them and decide for yourself when they're done! Can't wait to mash this up with some parmesan! YUM!

Desiree
11/22/2012

I scooped the squash out with a spoon, added butter, salt & pepper, mashed it and served it on Thanksgiving. Thanks for a great, simple recipe!