Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar


This sweet, savory, and simple recipe for roasted butternut with brown sugar makes a wonderful side dish for your holiday or everyday table.

close up view of Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar in a baking dish
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • 8 cups cubed butternut squash (1-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped candied pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Combine squash, olive oil, brown sugar, sea salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl; toss until squash is evenly coated. Spread squash in an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven, turning midway through, until edges are lightly browned and centers are tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with nuts.

Cook's Notes:

8 cups of butternut squash is about 3 pounds, or approximately 1 large squash.

Candied walnuts can be used instead of candied pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

174 Calories
6g Fat
29g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 174
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 39mg 196%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 714mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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