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Vegetarian Butternut Squash Side-Dish

Updated on January 1, 2015

Being Vegetarian

There are a lot of great things about being vegetarian, but dinners with your carnivorous family can sometimes be a little difficult. Make this dinner a great one with this delicious Brown Sugar Pecan Butternut Squash recipe that's sure to please everyone.

Brown Sugar Pecan Butternut Squash
Brown Sugar Pecan Butternut Squash
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Prep/Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 whole butternut squash, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • pinch to taste nutmeg
  • pinch to taste cinnamon
  • 1/2 - 1 cup pecans, chopped

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cut butternut squash into 1 inch cubes and place in a baking dish. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter and add brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Once the butter is fully melted, pour the mixture over the butternut squash and bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped pecans on top. You can be as generous as you like with the pecans. Bake for another 5-7 minutes until pecans are toasted.

Quick, Easy and Flexible

The best part of this recipe is that you can tweak the measurements to suit your taste. If you prefer a sweeter squash, add another 1/4 cup or so of brown sugar. For a juicier squash, add a little more butter.

Happy Eating!


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