With crispy caramelized edges and a sweet and salty glaze, this roasted butternut squash makes the perfect Fall side dish!
If you are in need of a rustic, comforting, and easy side dish, you are going to love this one!
HOW TO MAKE GLAZED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Preparing this side dish takes less than 40 minutes and requires just 6 ingredients + spices.
First, we cut the butternut squash into cubes, coat with oil and roast in the oven until it gets tender.
A FEW TIPS
- Stir halfway through baking to make sure the butternut squash is golden brown on all sides.
- Check doneness after 20 minutes by piercing it with a fork. If it’s still tough, bake for another 5 minutes.
- Do not overbake or you will end up with puréed butternut squash.
Once roasted, it’s time to glaze it!
Sauté garlic and shallots in vegan butter. Next, add the roasted butternut squash and season with salt and spices. I went with chili flakes for spiciness, oregano, and smoked paprika for a comforting smoky flavor!
For umami and sweetness, deglaze the pan with soy sauce and maple syrup and stir to coat.
This glazed butternut squash has the perfect balance of sweet and salty with a buttery and smoky flavor! It’s delicious on top of rice, stirred into pasta, or used as a filling for tacos!
Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe!
Spicy Glazed Butternut Squash
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel and cut the butternut squash into 1-inch cubes. Transfer to the baking sheet and drizzle with the oil and salt. Stir to coat the butternut squash cubes.
- Roast for about 25 minutes or until just tender, stirring once halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- Heat the vegan butter in a skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the minced shallot and garlic, and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Next, add the roasted butternut squash and sauté for one more minute.
- Add the chili flakes, oregano, smoked paprika, maple syrup, soy sauce, and stir to coat. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Serve as a side, with steamed rice, pasta or as a filling for tacos!