O man, I love me some recipe for baked butternut squash with maple syrup. This is absolute perfect Fall/Winter meal. It’s sweet, delicious and so cozy. A great side to any meal.
The one annoying thing about making any type of squash recipes is that they are so difficult to peel! The fabulous thing is about baking the squash is that it becomes oh so easy to peel, it scrapes off so easily! Plus, baking squash tastes amazing! It’s a win win. 🙂
I ended up eating one half of the butternut squash as soon as I made it (:)) and used the second half for butternut squash soup.
Feel free to use this recipe as a base and then go nuts! I’m sure there are so many other variations that would go delicious with a recipe for baked butternut squash with maple syrup. I’m thinking pecans, walnuts, chilli, coconut and the list goes on and on!
Ingredients for Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup
- 1 butternut squash
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 tbsp rosemary
Directions for Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup
- Preheat oven to 350
- Cut butternut squash lengthwise and remove seeds with spoon (you can roast these as well!)
- Drizzle maple syrup (as much as you desire), olive oil and sprinkle the spices
- Bake for about 1.5 hours or until the squash is soft enough that your forks pokes through it easily
- Remove from oven and let cool
- Remove skin or scoop out the squash and serve as you wish! (You could leave it as it, it looks pretty in the shape, and have people scoop out their squash as they life. Or, you can remove the skins and cut the squash into pieces.)