Squash is a delicious and nutritious food that I absolutely love to roast in the winter months. It makes a great side dish, works great mashed, and is hearty enough to stand on it’s own as a main dish with a protein source and greens. This simple recipe with brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup will make a squash lover out of anyone. Add a touch of spice if you prefer a sweet and spicy flavor.
Brown Sugar Squash
- 1 large or 2 small squash of your choice – I like delicata, kuri, or butternut squash
- 2 tbsp. vegan butter or coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar
- Maple syrup
- Salt and pepper
- Optional: Cayenne, chili powder, or curry powder for a touch of spice
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
- Add 1 tbsp. of butter and 1 tbsp. brown sugar to each squash half. Use 1/2 tbsp. for smaller squash halves. Drizzle with maple syrup. Season with salt, pepper, and spice powder if using.
- Place on a baking sheet and roast for 40-60 minutes until soft and tender.