Gluten Free Roasted Butternut Squash (with a kick!)


Does anyone else love butternut squash as much as I do?  There are a so many ways to cook and enjoy this wonderful fall fruit!  Yeah that’s right people, it’s a fruit!  Don’t worry, I spent years thinking I was eating a vegetable too…..  In this recipe the suttle hints of cumin and paprika create a smoky depth of flavor.  By roasting at a high temperature, they get crisp on the outside and nice and tender on the inside. These will make a nice addition to my Thanksgiving menu this year!

So here is my version of GF Roasted Butternut Squash.

  • 1 Large Butternut Squash – find one with a long neck
  • Olive oil, enough to generously coat
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cumin    – you don’t need alot of this spice for it come thru…
  • Garlic     – I think the more the merrier!
  • Paprika  – not too much, unless you like more heat
  • *As for the spices there is no exact measurement for this type of thing. Bare with me…
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Cut squash into 1/2 in slices.
  3. Toss in olive oil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Spread on sheet tray, making sure each piece lay flat.
  6. Sprinkle on a bit of each spice, but not too much,  you do not want to overwhelm the delicate squash flavor.
  7. Roast for about 25-30 minutes, turning over halfway thru baking.
  8. Sprinkle with sea salt after baking and serve!

* the same cooking method could be used to create a sweeter version -  sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with honey.

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3 Responses to Gluten Free Roasted Butternut Squash (with a kick!)

  1. Mallika says:

    Hi Michelle
    These are delicious!!!!! And also liked the cheddar sage biscuits though I didn’t have sage and used chives instead. Yum!
    Thanks
    Mallika

  2. Sloane says:

    I`m making these now with my mom!! I cant wait to see how they turn out!! YAY! I love french fries, but its been like 2 years since i`ve had one, and these look great! Thanks

  3. I made these, sprinkled with ginger and cinnamon. Totally awesome! My husband actually put ketchup on his, so I think that next time, I’ll cut them into strips and try them that way..

    Definitely crispy on the outside and smooth inside. THANK YOU!

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