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Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash

Parmesan roasted butternut squash makes an easy weeknight vegetable, but make a ton, because they’ll disappear fast! 

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

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My love for roasting vegetables is no secret. They’re my go-to when it comes to cooking veggies in such a way that I never get tired of them. 

I first made parmesan roasted butternut squash last Thanksgiving when I was trying to add another healthy side to the table. You know it’s a challenge to do that, especially to do one that people will actually eat when matched up against mashed potatoes and mac and cheese.

I threw a butternut squash into my grocery cart on a whim. Essentially, I threw leftover bits of things on them and tossed them on the table. 

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose
Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

It takes a lot to compete with Thanksgiving sides! 

They were amazing! The squash’s sweetness plays well with the parmesan, giving a sweet-and-savory effect. The sage tied it into the thanksgivng meal perfectly, but it’s tasty enough to stand on its own alongside whatever protein you might be serving for dinner. 

It’s flavorful enough that on a weekday lunch I can eat a bowl of this with nothing else and feel happy and satisfied afterward.

Best of all, the hardest part of this recipe is peeling and slicing the butternut squash. Once you’ve done that – or bought it prepared – all it takes is tossing a few times and setting a few timers! 

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

Start with just the basics: salt, pepper and olive oil. 

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

As they roast, add herbs and cheese! 

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

This recipe makes one large tray of parmesan roasted butternut squash. It keeps really well, so feel free to double it for leftovers later in the week! 

Tools you’ll need: a peelerknifecutting board, and cookie sheet

Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegetarian, winter

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash about 2 lbs
  • 1/4 tsp sage
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large cookie sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. 
  • Toss the squash with olive oil, salt & pepper. Roast for 15 minutes. 
  • Toss the squash with sage and thyme and roast 10 more minutes. 
  • Grate cheese over the top and roast 5 minutes more, until squash is tender. 
  • Serve straight out of the oven! 
Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose
Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table! | Teaspoon of Nose

Parmesan roasted butternut squash is easy enough to pull together on a weeknight, but good enough to make it onto a holiday table!

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