Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Pecans is a flavorful, healthy side dish, perfect for all your holiday gatherings!
Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, I am on the hunt for new side dishes to try out. If I’m being completely honest, I’m not, overall, a huge fan of Thanksgiving food. I usually eat turkey, mashed potatoes, and maybe another side. Usually one I’ve made. I’m not a stuffing/dressing person, cranberry sauce is not my jam, I don’t do sweet potatoes, etc. Strange for a food blogger, eh? Christmas food is a whole other situation though. I love that stuff. Usually.
Over the past few years, I’ve discovered that I really like butternut squash. It’s so versatile and can be used in such an array of dishes! But roasted butternut squash is probably my favorite version. Especially roasted butternut squash with apples and pecans. Because…yum.
Not only is this side dish delicious, it’s pretty stinkin’ easy to make. You’ll need a little prep time to chop your squash and apples, but after that – it’s smooth sailin’.
The creamy butternut squash, the sweet apples, and the crunch pecans are the perfect combination of flavors and textures and make a side dish that is great all fall and winter, especially for holidays!
How do you make roasted butternut squash with apples and pecans?
-Chop your butternut squash and apples
-Toss them with maple syrup and olive oil.
-Top with brown sugar.
-Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.
-Top with chopped pecans.
I’ve teamed up with some other amazing bloggers to bring you a ton of great holiday side dish recipes this week. Make sure you check them out below!
Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples and Pecans
- 4 cups butternut squash cubed in 3/4″ pieces
- 1 lg Granny Smith apple cut into 3/4″ pieces
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place butternut squash and apples in a bowl.
- Whisk together olive oil and maple syrup. Drizzle over butternut squash and apple pieces and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle with brown sugar. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until squash is tender. Stirring every 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle with salt and top with pecan pieces. Serve warm.
Check out all the fabulous holiday side dishes:
Apple Butter from Simply Inspired Meals
Creamed Spinach from Palatable Pastime
Honey-Whiskey Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Kate’s Recipe Box
Mac and Cheese Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Biscuits from Our Good Life
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples from Sweet Beginnings
Slow Cooker Cheesy Green Bean Casserole from Blogghetti
Smoked Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese from The Spiffy Cookie
Sweet and Spicy Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Sweet Potato Souffle from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Yellow Squash and Zucchini Casserole from Cheese Curd in Paradise