In keeping with the thanksgiving theme, I thought I would share a healthy butternut squash recipe. Super easy and delicious, the warm smells waft through your kitchen and home will make your mouth water.
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems. You can read more about the health benefits of butternut squash here.
- 1 large butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1½-inch pieces
- Approx 1/4 cup olive oil (or as needed)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 450°.
- Toss squash and oil on a rimmed baking sheet. (I usually just drizzle some olive oil so I end up using less)
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Roast, tossing occasionally, until tender and browned, 35–45 minutes.
- Serve hot.
To make it more festive, after baking, add some maple syrup and sprinkle some nutmeg before serving.