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A serving bowl full of butternut squash that has been baked in the oven for a healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipe.
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Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes

Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes are the quickest and easiest way to use up this flavorful, healthy gourd. Peel and cut butternut squash, cut it into cubes, then season with maple syrup, herbs, and garlic, and finally bake until a crispy exterior gives way to a tender inside.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 128 kcal


  • 2 lbs. butternut squash peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup* pure
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. thyme* fresh, finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Whisk together oil, maple syrup, crushed garlic, salt, and thyme in a small bowl.
  3. Combine maple mixture and butternut squash in a large bowl or Ziploc bag. Toss until the squash is well coated.
  4. Spread squash cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through, or until edges of the squash begin to caramelize.
  6. Serve squash with additional fresh herbs, if desired, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Peel and cube the squash, toss it in the maple sauce, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days before baking in the oven.
  • To Store: Once cooked, keep in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container.
  • To Freeze: Seal in an airtight freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To Reheat: Warm in a skillet, in the oven at 300°, or microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 325mg14%
Potassium 553mg16%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 16150IU323%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.