I love butternut squash. Today I made a sweet and spicy butternut squash that was to die for.
I threw together a spice rub (pretty much the same ingredients as the rub for my Sweet Heat Sweet Potatoes.) I then roasted it in the oven til it was tender and caramelized. Delicious.
Sweet Heat Butternut Squash
1 large butternut squash (peeled, seeds scooped out, and chopped into cubes)
drizzle of olive oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
pinch of cayenne (add more if you like heat)
Place squash cubes in a large bowl.
Drizzle olive oil over squash. Toss.
Mix all the spices together in a ramekin.
Pour over squash, stirring to coat.
(If you have a smaller squash you may not need to use all the rub.) Pour squash onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spreading into a single layer.
Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until tender.