by Sheryl

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 1 hr 30 mins | Total: 1 hr 40 mins | Servings: 2 | Yield: 2 servings

My go-to for when I have trouble feeding the kids healthy – baked butternut squash smothered in butter. A simple, super easy vegetable dish that never fails to impress even my pickiest eaters.

I was a bit hesitant at first because the kids don’t normally fall for presentation. Yet, this golden squash amused them. Every time I prepare this, they can’t wait to take the first bite! This recipe has become one of our regular rotation. I’m so glad I found this recipe, it makes my life so much easier and the kids happier and healthier. I worry no more because now they are eating healthy because of this buttery soft butternut squash.


1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
1 tablespoon butter, divided
salt and ground black pepper to taste


Step 1: Ready the oven by preheating it to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: In an upward position, arrange the squash in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Submerge them in water and place inside the preheated oven.

Step 3: Bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until the squash is fork-tender.

Step 4: Once done, remove the squash from the oven and peel with a fork.

Step 5: Before serving, brush the top with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!


The usual cooking time takes around 90 minutes if using a large squash. Cook according to the size and weight of the squash used.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 280.7 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 59.7g 19% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 64.9mg 3% DV

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