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Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

A simple cinnamon butternut squash recipe with cinnamon, brown sugar, and all the delicious flavors of fall in each and every bite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon butternut squash, cinnamon butternut squash recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 158kcal
Author Ang Paris


  • 2-3 lbs butternut squash
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or any neutral-flavored oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • kosher sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg optional


  • Preheat the oven to 425-degrees F.
  • Line two large rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the butternut squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Discard or save to roast the seeds later (see recipe below).
  • Chop the butternut squash into bite-sized pieces - about 1-inch cubes.
  • Add the cubes of butternut to a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  • Arrange the squash onto the baking sheets in a single layer.
  • Roast the squash in the oven for 40-45 minutes until the squash is fork tender.
  • Serve hot.


How to Roast Butternut Squash Seeds

  • ½ cup butternut squash seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt to taste start with ¼ tsp
  1. set oven to 350F
  2. Toss the seeds with the oil and the appropriate seasonings in a small bowl. Make sure to get all the seeds evenly coated.
  3. Spread the seeds out on a dry baking sheet, making sure they're in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they turn golden and start to pop. I like to stir them around once or twice during the cooking to rearrange them so they cook evenly. Note: some seeds do not pop, so if they've turned golden after 20 minutes, they're done.
  5. Let cool on the baking sheet and then you can put them in a bowl for serving. Add more salt or seasonings to taste.


Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 809mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24110IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 2mg