A quick and delicious way to enjoy one of fall and winter’s BEST veggies: butternut squash! These caramelized and tender cubes make for a delicious Paleo butternut squash recipe to enjoy throughout the cooler months!
This is easily one of my very favorite ways to enjoy butternut squash. It is so simple to throw together, and I can easily polish off a whole squash all to myself when it is prepared this way….addicting!
It is especially simple if you can find the fresh pre-peeled and cubed squash….I find mine at Costco in the produce section in season sometimes.
I almost hesitate to call this a recipe…but I know how my brain works…sometimes I need to to SEE something to trigger what I already know.
There are many ways to personalize this butternut squash for your tastes:
- play around with the fats for different flavors. Coconut oil, avocado oil, and ghee are great options.
- add some fresh herbs in at the end….or infuse your cooking oil over low heat with the herbs before you toss it with the squash cubes. Sage is one of my favorites.
- add garlic, minced the last 10 minutes or so of roasting (it will burn otherwise)
- like it sweeter? Add some maple syrup. But wait to do this until halfway through cooking time so the sugar does not burn.
- Need it quicker? Cut the cubes smaller!
- The squash will be tender at around 30 minutes. If you enjoy your squash like this, then by all means, enjoy! I like to leave it roasting for another 15-30 minutes to get the cubes nice and golden and caramelized.
Want some additional winter squash recipes? You may want to check out a couple of our favorites:
- Paleo Chocolate Butternut Muffins
- Paleo Roasted Squash Slices
- Paleo Pumpkin Bread
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream
Simple Roasted Paleo Butternut Squash Recipe:
Simple Paleo Roasted-Caramelized Butternut Squash
Optional add in's
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Prepare your squash if you need to (see how-to)
Toss your squash with the fat, making sure to coat all your pieces well.
Sprinkle with some sea salt and throw in a preheated oven.
After about 25/30 minutes, use a sturdy spatula to scrape and toss the pieces for more even browning.
When cubes are evenly golden and slightly chewy, you're ready!!
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