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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash


Serves 6

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 35-40 min

Total Time: 55-60 min


Cinnamon roasted butternut squash is not only a fabulous side dish for the holidays, but it’s delicious with any meal throughout the season! Plus they’re a powerhouse of nutrition in every tasty bite!



  • 1 large butternut squash peeled/seeded and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper



1.     Preheat oven to 425F with rack on upper middle position. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil.

2.     In a large bowl, toss the squash with remaining ingredients until thoroughly coated. Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet, in a single layer, without overcrowding the pieces.

3.     Roast for about 40 minutes, rotating pan midway during baking. When edges are browned and cubes are fork-tender, remove from the oven immediately. You may want to start checking the squash around 35 minutes, just to be sure they do not become over cooked.