Food Monday ~ Roast Butternut Squash

Roast Butternut Squash 2
Preheat the oven to 180C.

1 Butternut squash
large pinch of salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons maple syrup
3 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
handful of toasted pine nuts

Peel the squash, cut it in half long-ways, remove the seeds and cut the flesh into 3 cm chunks. Spread them out on a baking tray or in a roasting tin. Sprinkle with a little salt. Spoon over the butter, syrup and ginger. Roast until the tips of the squash chunks turn golden brown. Scatter the pine nuts over the top and serve with any roast meat.

17 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Roast Butternut Squash

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Tilly – The part I don’t like is trying to ‘saw’ the veg in half or quarters! Anyone got easy suggestions?

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – πŸ˜† I guessed you would come up with that idea! πŸ˜† A little expensive to purchase a chain saw just for chopping a butternut squash. πŸ’‘ Maybe I’ll post them over to you. πŸ˜‰

  3. Nancy


    Let me know when you will be using vinegar in your recipes again. For years almost every one of your recipes needed either a dash or a cup of vinegar.

    So when I switched from oil to natural gas to heat my home and no longer needed my 275 gallon oil tank, I had it cleaned,relined and filled it with vinegar so I would be ready at a minute’s notice to make whatever your suggested.

    Now, you seldom seem to require vinegar and I asking…NO…Demanding, to know when you will be using recipes with vinegar again.

    Your former friend,


  4. Grannymar Post author

    Tee O – 180C is a moderate oven or 350F. But the scientist in you knew that and you were calling my bluff! πŸ˜†

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Hi Nancy! You slipped in there behind Tee O. I am running out of Vinegar recipes, but since it is lent, I might try a vinegar soup one of these days. πŸ˜‰

  6. Nancy

    NO! Don’t do that! I gave up soup for Lent. It was between soup and Hershey Chocolate bars and I decided on soup.

  7. Nancy


    Forget it! I have enough vinegar. I have 275 gallons of it. What I need is an alchemist who will know how to turn the vinegar to wine, not the other way around…

    Actually I guess I am already a genius alchemist. I know how to turn a bottle of wine into urine…..

  8. Mayo

    Nancy that is a good trick. Maybe if you peed on the Old Fossil, he would come back to life in another time zone.

    Sorry Grannymar, your Monday posts have gone to crap with people like us. If we just could keep the Old fossil– fossillized- then Nancy and I —“might” —behave ourselves.

  9. The Old Fossil

    Mayo, you cut me to the fossilized quick! Fortunately, fossils by definition have tough hides. We are solid citizens.

    I was just thinking that if it is Mayan, it will have an expiration date in what? Sometime during the day of December 21st this year?

  10. Grannymar Post author

    Glad you were all having fun in the playground last night… I was kinda distracted and busy…..! πŸ˜‰


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