Seeing that I am on my two week work trip and not cooking, here is one of my go to basic recipes for a quick, healthy and delicious side dish, meal or snack - roasted butternut squash! Since my discovery of the peeled and cut butternut squash at Trader Joe's this has become more of an essential item in my weekly grocery list.
- butternut squash (much easier if bought already pealed and cut)
- olive oil (a few tablespoons)
- salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
If you couldn't find peeled and cut squash, simply peel it, scoop out the seeds and cut it up into 1 inch cubes. Rinse the cut squash and pat dry.
On a lightly sprayed baking sheet or dish, toss the butternut squash with a few tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread out the squash in a single layer. Roast, tossing occasionally until tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes.