Baked Butternut Squash

Here’s something that’s pretty healthy, and can be made even more healthy by using substitute brown sugar. And it’s easy too!

Baked Butternut Squash

Total Time
Prep: 5 min. Bake: 1 hour.
Makes 6 servings


1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
6 teaspoons brown sugar, divided


Preheat oven to 350°. Mix seasoning ingredients. Halve squash lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Place squash in an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with seasonings.

Place 2 teaspoons of brown sugar in the cavity of each half. Sprinkle remaining brown sugar over cut surfaces.

Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Uncover; bake until squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 120 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


Mmm squash! :yum: Can’t wait to make some very soon!


I just cut up and roasted a butternut squash last week- I just used simple seasonings (salt, pepper, thyme, oil). Brown sugar would have been a great addition :yum: I’ll keep that in mind for the next time I make squash! Thanks, @Kasie! :orange_heart:

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I find it difficult to cut squash, so I’ve never made it. It sounds super yummy though!

Yours sounds like it would be savory and very good. Either one would work for Thanksgiving!

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