Baked Butternut Squash and Apples
Fall doesn’t always have to mean pumpkin! If you’re a fan of fall, but looking to expand your flavor palate, then this recipe for Baked Butternut Squash and Apples should immediately be put on your must-bake list! Not only is it delicious, but it’s very simple to make with only five ingredients!
Butternut squash is considered a winter squash. In my head, I like to translate that into “How in the world do you stick a knife into one of these things without losing a finger?!?!?” (As a musician, I highly value these things). As thrifty as I am, there are some things that are just worth the splurge. For example, if you go into the refrigerated section of the produce department, they have all of these pre-chopped vegetables you can pick up. Butternut squash happens to be one of the (usual) offerings. Splurge on the pre-cut. You’ll save time (and limbs) in the kitchen.
21 Day Fix
A note regarding 21 Day Fix Count: Even though Butternut Squash is considered a winter squash (and therefore a green), I counted it as a purple for the sake of this recipe since it is mixed with apples and maple syrup.
21 Day Fix Count: Measure using a purple container, and count as a purple.
10 minPrep Time
55 minCook Time
1 hr, 5 Total Time
- 1 butternut squash, cut into bite sized pieces (or a 20 oz pre-cut package)
- 3 apples, sliced, cored and cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- maple syrup (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 350
- In a bowl, mix the squash, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg together, until the spices evenly coat the squash and apples.
- Place in a baking dish, and drizzle with maple syrup
- Cover dish with foil, and bake for 50-55 minutes.