This photo guide takes you through how to roast butternut squash — and you’ll see how incredibly easy it is! Then you can use it in dozens of recipes!
Even before taking pictures of food was part of my job description, I’d find myself in the middle of cooking a recipe looking for my camera.
The simple beauty of an ingredient can make me pause. Whether I’m peeling asparagus or an onion, slicing beets or citrus, or maybe simply swirling melted butter around a pan, I’m constantly struck at how beautiful food can be.
And it can happen over and over with the same foods — for example, every time I slice a roasted butternut squash in half, I love seeing the rich and deep orange color reveal itself, and I slow down, maybe even stop briefly — it’s like a lull in a conversation. I welcome these interruptions when I’m in the kitchen — in fact, it’s part of what I love about cooking.
I love cooking with squash in the fall, and think it’s important to know how to roast butternut squash. Having roasted squash at the ready during the fall and winter months is a must. I want to make sure you all know just how easy it is!
And here are a handful of delicious butternut squash recipes you can use it in:
- Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie
- Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread
- Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter
- Spiced Chicken-Butternut Squash “Lasagna”
- Roasted Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili
How to Roast Butternut Squash