Caramelized Butternut Squash

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  • 1 pound butternut squash (cubed, I bought it pre-cut from Costco)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • salt (/pepper to taste)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium8% DV200mg
    Fat5% DV3.5g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs5% DV14g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories80Calories from Fat25
    Total Fat3.5g5%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat25
    Total Carbohydrate14g5%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A240%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Elvira Anselmi 12 days ago
    Excellent! But use pumpkin spice and a splash of orange juice to give it an extra special zing! No red pepper flakes for me!
    Mallory Gauer a month ago
    super simple and very tasty! i added cinnamon as well. will definitely be making again this fall!
    Jaycee K. 5 months ago
    yummy. i used olive oil but i don't think it really matters
    Geoff 9 months ago
    Yum. A bit black from the pan, but delicious.
    Albarella 9 months ago
    Delicious! But I used regular butter instead of coconut oil.
    Randa Warton 10 months ago
    Was wonderful!!! Husband & kids agree will be a regular side for us. I did cook a raw butternut squash in oven 60 min at 415 degrees before making this. Then added seasoning per recipe plus Mrs Dash. Sprayed w/ vegetable oil when grease was absorbed to flip & took about 20 min to caramelize.
    Crystal 10 months ago
    Liked it but added more spices.
    Iithril 10 months ago
    Perfect! I add honey with it and it was so sweet. Easy and quick to do, really ideal if you want to eat vegetables.
    Emily Blauman 10 months ago
    Good, used red pepper flakes and smoked paprika for a spiceg flavor. Will try using a bit of brown sugar next time
    Tammy Jordan a year ago
    Wonderful every time, pre-cut is worth it.
    Dolen a year ago
    Not a very good recipe because it’s too general. The squash needs to be cubed pretty small, maybe 1/2-inch cubes in order to tenderize in 10-12 minutes but the recipe doesn’t specify that. High heat meant my squash browned before it was done. I ended up just sticking it in the oven and letting it roast. This is a basic recipe. Will require cook’s personal modifications.
    Tenille Wright a year ago
    It was very refreshing to have something different. I added garlic powder to give it a punch. I enjoyed it.
    Lindsey McCoy a year ago
    The caramelized squash turned out great! Added a bit of rosemary on top at the end as well and the red pepper flakes were a perfect touch!
    Kathy S. a year ago
    Sooo so good! The maple syrup got a little browned and it tasted like candy :)
    Gombo a year ago
    Delicious and will definitely make again
    Andrew Despres a year ago
    First time using butternut squash, turned out great!
    Valerie Istre a year ago
    Amazing! One of the best dishes I’ve ever made!
    Veronica Aguas a year ago
    Yumm-o! I used olive oil instead and a little bit of a heavy hand on the salt but it’s tasty!
    Nicki Gore a year ago
    im only giving a 4 because i didnt follow the recipe all the way. i also added fresh squeezed OJ from half an orange and i think that made the flavor so wonderful. cant wait to make again
    Jules Carr a year ago
    This was a hit at my house. I will definitely make this again.
    Lauren a year ago
    I really liked this. I cooked in the oven for around 30 minutes, instead of the stove.
    Val 2 years ago
    Amazing! Great flavor
    Tracie Gadd 2 years ago
    this was really delicious. i added some crushed walnuts to mine. . . made this my main dish for dinner. .will definitely make again!!
    Hello 2 years ago
    Best recipe ever will make again using Cayenne pepper
    Lara 2 years ago
    Delicious! A great sweet potato alternative. Works well as a breakfast side dish :)
    Jasmine Yugen 2 years ago
    Good but didn’t take on the inherent sweetness of carmelized foods
    Jamie 2 years ago
    Love this recipe! The butternut squash came out nice and crispy.
    Michael K. 2 years ago
    Replaced Pepper flakes with VERY light dusting of cayenne pepper. Family loved it.
    David Tuohig 2 years ago
    I think that it turned out pretty good but I think that it needed more time for it to get tendered because some of the pieces were still too chewy.
    Pretty good... next time will try with a spicy honey drizzle