Baked butternut squash

    1 hour 40 min

    This simple baked butternut squash is easy to make, delicious to eat and looks beautiful on the plate.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 butternut squash, halved lengthways and seeded
    • 15g butter
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place squash, cut sides down, in a baking dish. Pour water into dish around squash halves, about 1cm up the sides.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the skin with a fork; it should be very easy to remove. Top squash halves with butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.


    To cook a large squash takes 90 minutes. If you have a smaller squash, adjust the baking time.
    Try topping with olive oil instead of butter.


    Baked butternut squash
    Baked butternut squash

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    I make this at Christmas with an orange cranberry sauce in the depression and dusted with nutmeg. Makes for a pretty presentation and I think it's yummy.  -  04 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made no changes other than Margarine instead of Butter. First time cooking that type of Squash. Turned out amazing.  -  20 Dec 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My husband and I hated it. No flavor orange mush. However, my dog loved it, thought it was the best thing ever.  -  05 Nov 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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