Nov 20
2013

5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika

Pin It

With only 5 ingredients and a quick cooking time, this roasted butternut squash recipe with smoked paprika is the perfect side dish.
5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

This is one of these recipes that you will make over and over again. It’s the perfect side dish for the winter and fall, highlighting the sweet flavor of butternut squash that’s spiked with smoked paprika and roasted to perfection. With only five ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, it’s a “no-brainer” vegetable dish that will cook while you prepare the rest of the meal.

As I mentioned in my last post, Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash with Feta Cheese & Roasted Peppers, there was a flurry of requests on my Facebook page for spaghetti squash and butternut squash recipes.

Since we already use butternut squash in some of our favorite recipes, such as Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut squash & Quinoa, Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash & Chard and Winter Vegetable Soup with Butternut Squash & Cauliflower, I was ready and willing to come up with another recipe starring this popular wintertime vegetable.

Whenever I roast potatoes, which happens at every time of the year regardless of scorching summer heat, I toss the potatoes with olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper about 95% of the time. It’s so easy that my kids can help throw it together and the ingredients are always available in my pantry. We always buy the supersize bottle of McCormick smoked paprika because we go through the stuff so quickly.

Now, let’s get down to business…

The recipe:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

Cut the butternut squash into 3/4-inch cubes.

5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

Place the butternut squash in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika | cookincanuck.com #vegetarian #vegan

Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the squash is tender, but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve.

5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com
Serves: Serves 8
Ingredients
  • 2¼ lb. butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut the butternut squash into ¾-inch cubes.
  3. Place the butternut squash in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the squash is tender, but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve.
Notes
Calories 47.0 / Total Fat 1.7g / Saturated Fat 0.2g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 148.4mg / Total Carbohydrates 8.1g / Fiber 1.6g / Sugar 1.5g / Protein 0.5g / WW (Old Points) 1 / WW (Points+) 1
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 47.0 cal Fat: Total Fat 1.7g / Saturated Fat 0.2g

Other butternut squash recipes:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut squash & Quinoa
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash & Chard
Two Peas and Their Pod’s Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Gimme Some Oven’s Butternut Squash, Arugula & Bacon Quiche
Naturally Ella’s Butternut Squash and Blue Cheese Ravioli

Disclaimer: This post contains links to my Amazon affiliate page. Any revenue made from sales through these links helps to support this blog. Thank you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Pin It

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective November 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

Yum! Delicious side dish!

Reply

2 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 20, 2013 at 10:36 am

Such a great side, love the smoked paprika!

Reply

3 Heather November 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

The color alone is reason enough to make this squash -SO gorgeous!

Reply

4 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking November 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Love the simple seasonings on this butternut squash, Dara! The squash’s natural flavor speaks for itself. Perfect for Thanksgiving!

Reply

5 Nancy@acommunaltable November 20, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Love this combination and will be trying it the next time I roast butternut squash!

Reply

6 Sandy @ RE November 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Dara, I love the simplicity of this! Nice and easy. Pinned! Thank you!

Reply

7 Kalyn November 21, 2013 at 6:04 am

I have a recipe that combines these two flavors and I love the combination! (My friend Margarethe shared the idea with me and I’ve been making it ever since.)

Reply

8 Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living November 21, 2013 at 6:31 am

Love how easy this recipe is Dara – perfect for Thanksgiving! Pinned!

Reply

9 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

Roasted butternut squash is a favorite around here! Love the smoked paprika!

Reply

10 Paula – bell’alimento November 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

Perfect for the Thanksgiving table! And just 5 Ingredients for such a pretty dish!

Reply

11 Kirsten November 25, 2013 at 4:24 am

Dara,
We’ve been enjoying a lot of roasted potatoes lately, and I’ve started tossing in beets, or radishes, or carrots to roast as well. After the CSA season ends and I’m done with the roastable vegetables in the crisper, I’ll turn to the Strategic Winter Squash Reserve and try this. It looks wonderful.
Our newly adopted runty wiener dog, Oliver, likes a bit of roasted potato as a snack. Roasted carrot, as well. I think he’d also go for roasted butternut squash.

Thanks!

Reply

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

Previous post:

Next post: