With only 5 ingredients and a quick cooking time, this roasted butternut squash recipe with smoked paprika is the perfect side dish.
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 smoked paprika because we go through the stuff so quickly.
Now, let's get down to business...
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut the butternut squash into ¾-inch cubes.
Place the butternut squash in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the squash is tender, but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve.
Other butternut squash recipes:
Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut squash & Quinoa
Chorizo & Butternut Squash Lentil Soup
Baked Tortellini with Turkey, Butternut Squash & Chard
5-Ingredient Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Smoked Paprika
- 2 ¼ pounds butternut squash peeled and cubed
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Cut the butternut squash into ¾-inch cubes.
- Place the butternut squash in a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
- Transfer the squash to the prepared baking sheet. Roast until the squash is tender, but not mushy, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve.
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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.
Paula – bell’alimento
Perfect for the Thanksgiving table! And just 5 Ingredients for such a pretty dish!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Roasted butternut squash is a favorite around here! Love the smoked paprika!
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
Love how easy this recipe is Dara - perfect for Thanksgiving! Pinned!
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.)
Sandy @ RE
Dara, I love the simplicity of this! Nice and easy. Pinned! Thank you!
Love this combination and will be trying it the next time I roast butternut squash!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
Love the simple seasonings on this butternut squash, Dara! The squash's natural flavor speaks for itself. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
The color alone is reason enough to make this squash -SO gorgeous!
Laura (Tutti Dolci)
Such a great side, love the smoked paprika!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective
Yum! Delicious side dish!