Open Arms of Minnesota

Weekly Recipe #147: Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic and Parmesan

By Nicole Beyer, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Dietetic Intern

I haven’t always been one with a taste for butternut squash; the texture took some getting used to and the flavor wasn’t exactly what I had expected. I’ve continued to try butternut squash many times over the years because it seems like the perfect comfort food for those crisp fall days. After awhile, I have developed a taste for the sweet, nutty flavor of butternut squash. While it’s good on its own, I have found that a little seasoning makes it that much better.

A variety of seasonings and cheeses taste excellent on butternut squash; it just takes a little experimentation! You might want to try cayenne pepper, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, thyme, feta cheese, goat cheese, or blue cheese. You might even want to top the butternut squash with pecans or walnuts.

Butternut squash is a heart healthy power food. It is low in fat, and provides ample amounts of potassium, folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. It is also high in fiber, which helps keep you feeling full.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic and Parmesan

Photo Credit - Nikki Tysoe/Flickr
Photo Credit – Nikki Tysoe/Flickr
Adapted from: www.allrecipes.com

(Servings: 4)
Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut Squash – peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic – minced
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese – grated
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Place the cubed butternut squash in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the butternut squash and mix with a large spoon to make sure all pieces are covered.
  5. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. Spread the butternut squash evenly onto the baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the squash is lightly brown and tender.

More from Open Arms

Bake Sale Graphic

Great Minnesota Bake Sale 2024

OPEN ARMS LAUNCHES INAUGURAL “GREAT MINNESOTA BAKE SALE” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ethan Armstrong [email protected] Cell: 320-815-2351 Minneapolis, MN, [7 June 2024] – Open Arms of Minnesota is thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever Great Minnesota Bake Sale, set to take place

Read More »
Prida cap

Pride 2024

HAPPY PRIDE FROM OPEN ARMS! June is here, ushering in Pride Month—a time of great significance for Open Arms and our entire community. Our journey began nearly 40 years ago during the HIV/AIDS crisis, and with the support of a passionate and committed community,

Read More »

Thank You Graduating Cristo Rey Student Interns

Cristo Rey Students Wrap Up Internship With Open Arms Congrats to Cristo Rey student interns, Betsabe and Kai, who will graduate from high school this spring! Cristo Rey, a Catholic coeducational high school located in the Phillips neighborhood, developed an internship program with Open

Read More »
End Of Year Giving Graphic

Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!