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Roasted Maple Spiced Squash

November 19, 2017

Roasted Squash.  The perfect healthy side dish to any Thanksgiving feast spread.  But it doesn’t have to be boring!  Here is a quick and easy spice rub to make any type of squash the star of the Thanksgiving table parade.  Pictured above is banana squash, but I have also made it with butternut and acorn squashes as well.

Preheat your oven to 350.  Cut open and scoop out the seeds of your squash.  The size of the pieces don’t matter too much as long as they are all about the same size.  I just like to cut them to the  size of about 1 serving so each person can just take a piece without having to cut it.  Place them in a baking dish cut side up.

Drizzle the olive oil lightly on all the pieces and them rub it slightly all over the surface of the pieces.

Add all the dry spices and brown sugar to a small bowl and mix together.  Sprinkle all the mixture evenly over the pieces of squash and then use your fingers to rub it all over to coat evenly.

Place to baking dish in the oven uncovered and let it bake for about an hour or until very fork tender.  When ready to serve, place on serving platter and drizzle evenly with maple syrup.  Yum!

Roasted Maple Spiced Squash
Serves 4
The perfect healthy side dish for Thanksgiving or any meal!
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium squash (butternut, acorn, banana, etc.)
  2. 2 tsp olive oil
  3. 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  4. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp dried sage
  6. 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  7. 1/2 tsp salt
  8. fresh ground pepper to taste
  9. 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350.
  2. Cut open and scoop out the seeds of your squash.  The size of the pieces don't matter too much as long as they are all about the same size.  I just like to cut them to the  size of about 1 serving so each person can just take a piece without having to cut it.
  3. Place them in a baking dish cut side up.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil lightly on all the pieces and them rub it slightly all over the surface of the pieces.
  5. Add all the dry spices and brown sugar to a small bowl and mix together.
  6. Sprinkle all the mixture evenly over the pieces of squash and then use your fingers to rub it all over to coat evenly.
  7. Roast uncovered for about 1 hour until very fork tender.
  8. When you are ready to serve, place on platter and drizzle with maple syrup.
Notes
  1. This spice mixture with the olive oil and maple syrup add 48 calories to whatever type of squash you decide to use based on this recipe making 4 servings.
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