Oven-Roasted Cubed Buttercup Squash

Oven-roasted cubed buttercup squash – the most fall food ever and I am here for it! Fall is my absolute favourite time of the year, especially October. So when it rolls around I just feel a need to make every type of meal possible that involves squashes, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and any other type of fall veggie.

Oven roasted cubed buttercup squash in a serving bowl


Taste and texture of oven-roasted cubed buttercup squash

I normally purchase acorn squash or butternut squash, but I decided to try out buttercup! It is slightly bigger than an acorn squash, but the colour on the inside is the same. The texture however is slightly more dry when you bake it in the oven compared to an acorn squash, so adding a little more olive oil can help soften it while it cooks. I also find that the buttercup squash tastes like oven-roasted potatoes! Paired with a delicious sauce, they could be a great substitute for breakfast potatoes!

Oven roasted cubed buttercup squash in a serving bowl


How to cut your buttercup squash

To make this cubed buttercup squash, I microwaved the squash for about 7 minutes before cutting it. It is very difficult to cut, so warming it up helps the knife cut through it more easily. I also peeled the squash, but it is safe to eat. I personally am not a huge fan of eating it since the skin can be a bit tough to chew. You can remove it or leave it on if you’d like!

Once you have cut, peeled, and removed the seeds from the squash, you can toss the cubed buttercup squash into a large bowl and add in all your spices. I then like to pick up the bowl and shake it so that the spices mix well into the squash pieces. Then simply line a baking tray with parchment paper or these silicone baking mat sheets (these are my favourite because it reduces waste and they’re so easy to clean!)

Oven roasted cubed buttercup squash in a serving bowl


This cubed oven roasted buttercup squash makes a great side to pair with any meal or to enjoy with a delicious dipping sauce. If you want more fall-themed recipes, check out my vegan cauliflower stuffing!


Ove roasted cubed buttercup squash in serving bowl

Oven-Roasted Cubed Buttercup Squash

Riri’s Recipes
This oven-roasted buttercup squash is such a delicious fall side dish to pair with any meal. It's a great alternative to other squashes to enjoy, and has a delicious texture and flavour!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 buttercup squash, cubed (about 4 cups, cubed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 4 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • Microwave your buttercup squash for about 7 minutes on high. (It is *very* hard to cut without microwaving it, so I suggest heating it up before trying to cut it – you can find some videos online on how to cut it).
  • Once heated, place squash standing up and cut buttercup squash in half (lengthwise). Cut the half in half. You will be left with 4 pieces. Cut each piece in half, and scoop out the seeds inside.
  • You will be left with 8 pieces of cleaned squash, which you can then peel and chop into cubes.
  • Toss cubes into a large bowl, and add in all of the spices and olive oil. Use a spatula or wooden spoon to incorporate the spices into the cubed squash.
  • Place squash onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mat sheets, and make sure cubes are evenly distributed so that no cubes are stacked on top of each other.
  • Place in oven and let cook for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, let cool for about 5-10 minutes and serve or place in an air tight container.

Notes

How to store: This buttercup squash can stay in the fridge for one week in an airtight container. Simply reheat in the microwave or oven before enjoying for the following days. You can freeze this soup in large plastic containers for up to 3 months.
Keyword easy squash recipes, oven-roasted buttercup squash, squash recipes

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Author: Riri's Recipes

Hi and welcome to Riri's Recipes! This blog is here to be your guide to healthy, nutritious, and simple recipes! My goal is to share my love of food with the rest of you, and hopefully inspire others to be as passionate about food like I am. This blog will contain healthier versions of classic desserts and meals, as well as my own personal creations. Food is FUEL, and it is so important to feed our bodies what they need in order to perform at their best. Eating mindfully and intuitively will help us keep our bodies and mind at peace, making us healthier and happier living beings. That being said, happy eating!

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