No so long ago, I would walk by butternut squash in the produce department and wonder what I could do with them? Growing up, squash was something that we never ate. One day, I decided to pick up a couple and just decided to figure out what to do with them once I got home. I was happy to discover that paired with sweet potatoes and warm spices, roasted butternut squash makes the perfect side dish.
After a little research, I have learned a few things about butternut squash. They are delicious and unbelievably nutritious. Butternut squash has no saturated fats or cholesterol, is an amazing source of fiber, phyto-nutrients, Vitamin A and B-complex vitamins.
After a couple of squashes, I learned that the best way to peel a butternut squash is to not fight with it. Poke a couple of holes in your squash, then microwave for 2-3 minutes, rotating halfway through. It will be much easier to peel and slice.
This recipe makes enough for two meals. Serve the first half as a side dish one night, and use the second half to make our Roasted Butternut Squash Soup for another meal.
This Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes recipe is organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and vegan.