Wednesdays Unplugged – Carmelized Cubed Butternut Squash


"The things that make me different are the things that make me." ~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!


Last weekend was a big weekend for our grandsons… last football game of the season for one grandson, and 7th birthday party for the other grandson. Today is his actual birthday and instead of me cooking tonight we are going to Chuck E. Cheese's… to his delight!


It's feeling like fall which makes me think of baked squash. I picked up a tub of cubed butternut squash at Costco which was perfect… I always think squash is hard to cut. I used one tub, which was 2 pounds or about 1 squash… about 3-4 servings, pretty sweet. Could easily add another squash (4 pounds) without doubling everything else (8 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar…).


  • 2 pounds cubed butternut squash
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a bowl mix melted butter, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Add squash and toss to coat. Spread in a single layer on large, flat baking pan.

Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, turning about every 15 minutes until squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailMinneapolis Realtor who cooks


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