Butternut squash is an orange vegetable delight! It's highly nutritional and low in calories. Many people see a this large squash and wonder, how do I prepare that? The answer is simple, roast it. I know that I have repeatedly said this, but it does wonders for any vegetable. Squash is one of the best to roast. All the sugars create a wonderful caramelization and that allows the squash to exponentially increase its flavor. Once roasted, it can be used on salads, turned into soup, pureed for a dessert or pasta or eaten by itself. Squash lends it self to so many flavor combinations and can be any where on a menu. So when you see this tastey treat in supermarket, don't pass it up. It may surprise you!
Roasted Butternut Squash
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
olive oil to coat
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss all ingredients and place on a parchment lined sheet pan. Cook 20-35 minutes or until its easily pierced with a fork.