This roasted butternut squash with thyme honey butter is a delicious and beautiful Fall or Winter side dish! Enjoy as is, or easily mash for tasty, sweet and savory, mashed squash.
Oh man you guys. It’s squash season! Big time.
We are going a little cray in our house for squash this year. Those little delicatas are still my fave, but sometimes ya just need a giant squash with a pool of sweet and savory butter to eat amiright? Makes you feel all warm and cozy, and happy it’s October!
In other news…. we have a birthday to celebrate today! The hubb’s birthday! We are heading out to a Lebanese joint here in Seattle…. get this…. WITHOUT THE KIDDO! A rare occurrence these days, let me tell ya. Now that Rhubarbaby is 3 1/2 months old, we are starting to get out and about more. Um….. just in time for this craaaaazy rainy Fall we are having. Ah well, it feels so great to be confident enough to leave him in good hands (grandma) while we go out and have some fun adult time with friends. I MIGHT actually wear a dress… maybe.
OK, back to this cozy, comfy butternut squash. You guys, LOOK AT THAT BUTTER! THAT is honey butter. With thyme leaves. Spread all over this delicious squash and roasted until everything is all soft and melty and sweet and savory and sooooo tasty. Mmmmm…..
Is it weird that I could just eat this whole thing for lunch? Like, no prob. Just slap the pan in front of me with a fork and I’m a happy gal! Maybe some bourbon cider would seal the deal? Oh yes. Or maybe load it up like an Instant Pot baked potato? Mmm….
- 1 butternut squash halved lengthwise and seeded
- 2 Tbsp softened butter
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Combine the the remaining ingredients in a small bowl to form a spread. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the flesh of the squash. I like to use my hands for this, but you can use a spatula if you prefer.
Place squash flesh side up on a baking sheet and roast for 45-60 minutes, or until flesh is soft enough to remove from the skin with a fork.
Serve warm as is, or scrape the squash from the skin and mash.
This would be so perfect at your Thanksgiving table! So easy, so delicious, so seasonal. Total score!
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