Serve up a unique twist to an ages-old seasonal veggie for your holiday meal with this month’s featured recipe: maple roasted winter squash side dish. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 butternut squash (3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried nutmeg
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray or coat with olive oil.
  3. Peel the squash and chop it into 1-inch cubes.
  4. In a bowl, combine the maple syrup, olive oil, sage, nutmeg, pepper and salt. Stir in the squash cubes until they are well-coated.
  5. Add the squash cubes in a single layer to the baking sheet.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes, flip the squash, then cook for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the squash is tender.

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