Buttery Brown Sugar Roasted Butternut Squash

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"A favorite way to prepare and enjoy squash!"

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (140.7 g)
  • Calories 268.2
  • Total Fat - 23.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 61 mg
  • Sodium - 786.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 14.6 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 23.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, then grease a baking sheet.

Step 2

Peel the squash and cut in half lengthwise.

Step 3

Using a spoon scrape out all the seeds.

Step 4

Slice the squash into about 1-1/2-inch cubes (try to get all the cubes to the same size) place them into a medium bowl.

Step 5

Add the melted butter, brown sugar, salt and pepper; using clean hands toss to coat.

Step 6

Spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Step 7

Bake for 45 minutes to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize (turning the squash a few times during baking and season with more salt and pepper if needed).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Easy to prepare once you get the squash cut up. Simple ingredients and simply delicious!

review by:
(4 Jan 2021)


I tested this out a couple of weeks ago, to make for Thanksgiving this year. I halved the amounts for just two of us. We both thoroughly enjoyed it, and It will be made for the rest of the family on turkey day!

review by:
(16 Nov 2020)

Java Joanne

This went beautifully with a roast I made for Christmas dinner. Easy to prepare and so delicious!

review by:
(25 Apr 2020)


I just love squash and feel that it's overlooked outside of the Fall or Winter season, so I decided to make it in June. A great, simple, and tasty recipe that was well enjoyed. The only issue I had was my own fault, where I didn't watch it and my chunks overcooked. Btw: I used buttercup squash because it is a favorite. Another Kittencal winner! Made it for PickMe Tag.

review by:
(4 Jun 2019)


Being one of my favorite veggies I make squash often and made this way it is extra delicious!

review by:
(16 Feb 2019)


Wow! This squash really hit the spot! Easy and flavor filled!

review by:
(26 Dec 2018)