Maple Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is typically on most people’s dinner tables so here is a fairly simple side dish that isn’t too time consuming.The recipe as is serves 6; you can double the recipe, but cook each batch in separate pans to allow for proper roasting. Extras freeze nicely, too.

Ingredients:

1 large butternut squash, peeled, cleaned and cubed in half-inch pieces
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 clove chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon maple syrup

Procedure:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toss the squash with the olive oil and put into a roasting pan. Bake the squash in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring once.

Add the garlic, ginger, pepper, and continue to bake 15 to 25 minutes, or until tender but not overcooked. The squash should be firm enough to maintain its shape. Remove from the oven.

Stir in the maple syrup and serve.

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