This Easy Oven-Baked Maple Squash is the perfect side side dish - both for simple weeknight suppers and for fancy holiday meals. Easy, cheap and delicious, this squash can even be made ahead of time!
side dish, squash recipes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 51 kcal
any kind except spaghetti squash
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Use a big knife to cut your squash in half (be careful!) and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp.
Use the olive oil to grease the bottom of a baking dish that's big enough to fit your squash. Chop squash into crescents and arrange in oiled baking dish.
Melt butter and use a pastry brush to brush it all over the squash. You can skip this step if you want to, but I do like the buttery flavour.
Drizzle maple syrup (or honey) over the squash. You can also re-drizzle them mid-way through baking (extra tasty). Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover with foil and bake for about 50 minutes, or until you can pierce squash with a fork. (Re-drizzle with maple syrup part way through cooking if you want). At the end, take the foil off and broil for a few minutes.
After cooking, sprinkle with fresh salt, which really brings out the taste (both squash and maple syrup are fairly mild). Garnish with parsley if you want.
Easy Oven-Baked Maple Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 6675IU134%
Vitamin C 13.1mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.