I am not a butternut squash fan. When we were kids my Great Grandma would watch us. We loved her house and had a great time. She served us butternut squash and potato's everytime we came. I loved them there but for some reason not anywhere else (dog on kids) UNTIL NOW! We got 2 butternut squashes in our produce basket last week and I was determined to not let them go to waste. I found a recipe by Ina Garten where she roasts them. EVERYTHING tastes better roasted SO...I gave it a try. Her recipe calls for 1/2 cup brown sugar and a stick of butter. I cut that in 1/2 and it was perfect. I think the full amount would have been sickly sweet (please note I did give up sugar but I still occasionally put a small amount in recipes).
Roasted Butternut Squash
2 large butternut squashes (peel them with a potato peeler and then cube them about 1/2 to 1 inch cubes....OR buy the Costco ones that are already done!).
1/4 cup of butter melted (I think next time I will try Olive Oil, let me know if you do!)
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp pepper (I used a pretty rough cracked pepper in the photo)
Mix together everything but the squash. Add the squash and coat well. Place on cookie sheet lined with Silpat or foil. Bake for 50-60 minutes turning once at 1/2 hour.