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Caramelized Butternut Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Jodi Danen
With a few kitchen staples, like butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, you can turn butternut squash into a recipe that kids will ask for again and again.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sides
Servings 6 servings
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Peel squash using vegetable peeler. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Chop into cubes and place on baking sheet.
  • Mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour over squash and mix.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes, flipping squash halfway through, until soft and caramelized.
  • Alternatively, this recipe can be made in a slow cooker. Add all ingredients and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 2-4 hours.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 6gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 393mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6g
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