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Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe: Oma's gerösteter Butternusskürbis

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This roasted Butternut Squash recipe, gerösteter Butternusskürbis, is one of my favorites. It's so easy to make, healthy, and economical. It tastes so good - kids love it. 

Not only does butternut squash taste good, it's so good for you. With its nutty flavor and mildly sweet taste, it is full of vitamins, minerals, and high in fiber.

With its golden yellow color, it's a healthy side dish to add visual appeal to almost any meal.

Delicious and healthy, this butternut squash makes a great side dish for almost any meal, including German goulash!Roasted Butternut Squash served with Goulash and Spätzle. Lecker Schmecker!

For something just a bit different and a bit more Canadian, pour ½ cup of maple syrup on top instead of brown sugar. Or, use apricot jam instead.

None of these variations are German recipes, but they are so good! As you can see in the photo above, this squash fits perfectly to a German' meal.

Tips for Roasting Butternut Squash

  • Use 2 lb squash: serve ½ squash for each person.
  • Use a 4 lb squash: scoop the cooked squash into a bowl and serve as is or mash.
  • To make squash easier to cut, just wash and dry it, and put it in microwave for about one to two minutes. This will soften skin making it easier to cut.
  • For easy cleanup, line baking sheet or roasting pan with foil.

This method is really an easy way how to cook butternut squash. If you really like roast butternut squash, try it in a casserole with cherry tomatoes and blue cheese.

I know it sounds, well, sort of weird. At least that was my first reaction to the recipe. But once I tried it, I was hooked. It's really good!

Delicious and healthy, this butternut squash makes a great side dish for almost any meal, including German goulash!Roasting Butternut Squash Halves

Oma says,

I really wish I would have learned about this "gebackener Butternusskürbis" in my childhood years. My Mutti never cooked this ... didn't seem to be part of her upbringing either.

But, now, it's such a favorite of our family. It's so delicious AND so healthy. I find I try many different types of recipes with the squashes ... but often come back to this simple basic one.


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Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe: Oma's gerösteter Butternusskürbis

This roasted Butternut Squash Recipe, aka Butternusskürbis, is one of my favorites. It's so easy to make, healthy, and economical.

Not only does butternut squash taste so good, it's so good for you. With its nutty flavor and mildly sweet taste, it's full of vitamins, minerals, and high in fiber.

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

50 minutes

Total Time

55 minutes

Servings:

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 2-pounds butternut squash (or 1 x 4-pound)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Halve each squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. 
  3. Place squash halves, cut-side up, in roasting pan.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, dot with butter, and sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  5. Bake, uncovered, until softened, about 50 minutes.
  6. Scoop out and serve as is or mash and then serve. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

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Delicious and healthy, this butternut squash makes a great side dish for almost any meal, including German goulash!

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This butternut squash recipe is a classic! It's one that the kids love! Baked in the oven and then scooped and mashed, plain or sweetened, buttered or not, wunderbar!


Ingredients: butternut squash, brown sugar, butter, salt,

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