I was late jumping on the butternut squash bandwagon. I would walk by them in the produce department and wonder what I could do with them? One day, I picked up a couple and just decided that I would figure out what to do with them once I got home. I discovered that when roasted, this roasted butter squash and sweet potatoes recipe is delicious.
After a little research, I have learned a few things about butternut squash. They are delicious and unbelievably nutritious. Butternut squash has no saturated fats or cholesterol, is an amazing source of fiber, phyto-nutrients, Vitamin A and B-complex vitamins.
Paired with sweet potatoes, sage and cinnamon, roasted butternut squash makes the perfect side dish.
After fighting with a couple of squashes, I learned that the best way to peel a butternut squash is to not fight with it. Poke a couple of holes in your squash, then microwave for 2-3 minutes, rotating halfway through. It will be much easier to peel and slice.
This recipe makes enough for two meals. Serve the first half as a side dish one night, and use the second half to make our Roasted Butternut Squash Soup for another meal.
This Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.