Roasted & Seasoned Winter Squash Fusion

Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Fusion
A mixture of winter squashes roasted with a savory, sweet, spicy and smoky seasoning
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 lbs mixed winter squash (butternut, kabocha, etc.), peeled and cut into ¾ –inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt and brown sugar.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss squash with butter and olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture to the bowl and toss well to coat. Place squash on a sheet pan lined with parchment and bake for 40-45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, to allow for even browning. Sprinkle with 1½ teaspoons more of spice mixture. Toss gently to coat and serve hot.
  4. Note: This recipe makes enough spice mix for a few recipes, you can store the rest in a ziplock bag to make roasted veggies or baked fries.
Notes
This recipe makes enough spice mix for a few recipes, you can store the rest in a ziplock bag to make roasted veggies or baked fries.

Adding Rutabaga to this dish is a delicious substitute for one of the squashes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¾ cup Calories: 140 Fat: 6.5 g Carbohydrates: 21 g Sugar: 6 g Sodium: 54 mg Fiber: 3.5 g Protein: 2 g

 

Feel intimidated having to deal with cutting and peeling a squash?

 Here’s a video on how to make this easier.  Basically you will want to pierce the squash with a knife all over and then place in the microwave for a few minutes.  This softens the skin making it so much easier to peel.

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