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Oven Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Oven roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta is a great side dish for any fall meal. This recipe is so simple, and the results are delicious. The squash becomes tender and slightly caramelized in the oven, making it a tasty Thanksgiving side dish or for any other autumn meal. Give this recipe a try today!

white bowl of roasted butternut squash cubes with feta cheese and cranberries

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Butternut squash is a type of winter squash that is popular in the fall and winter months. It has a sweet, nutty flavor that makes it a great addition to many dishes. One of the most popular ways to enjoy butternut squash is as a side dish for Thanksgiving.

It can be roasted, mashed, or even made into soup. If you're looking for a new way to enjoy butternut squash this holiday season, why not try this butternut squash side dish? This tasty vegetable is sure to be a hit with your family and friends.

Once you try oven roasted butternut squash, you'll appreciate the texture and flavor so much!

bowl of oven roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta cheese

What's in this easy roasted butternut squash recipe?

Easy recipes make the holidays better, in my opinion. It makes it possible for you to relax and enjoy the holiday with family and friends, and less time in the kitchen.

This simple roasted butternut squash side dish needs just 1 butternut squash that weighs about 2.5 lbs.

You'll also need fresh cranberries, crumbled feta cheese, honey, olive oil and ground cinnamon. And always keep salt and pepper on hand for seasoning.

ingredients for oven roasted butternut squash side dish

How to cut butternut squash

Butternut squash is a fall favorite, but it can be a bit tricky to cut. The good news is that with a little practice, it's not difficult to master. Here's what you need to know.

First, butternut squash has a tough outer skin that needs to be peeled off. The easiest way to do this is to use a vegetable peeler. Once the skin is removed, the squash can be cut in half lengthwise. Be careful when doing this, as the squash can be slippery.

Next, scoop out the seeds and stringy pulp from the center of each half. Once that's done, you can slice the squash into pieces of whatever size you like.

Butternut squash can then be roasted, sautéed, or pureed for soups and other recipes. With a little practice, cutting butternut squash will be a breeze.

cubed butternut squash in metal bowl

How to make butternut squash with cranberries and feta

Start by roasting the cubed squash, one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables. It's the same method with Brussels sprouts and broccoli.

Just toss the squash with olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a large bowl, then roasting in a single layer at 400 degrees.

At the 30-minute mark, add the cranberries to the cookie sheet, and roast another 10-15 minutes, until they burst slightly.

Remove from oven, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with feta cheese. Toss gently as you move all to a serving bowl.

How long to bake butternut squash at 400

There are many ways to cook butternut squash, but roasting is one of the most popular methods. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the squash and makes it nice and tender.

If you're wondering how long to roast butternut squash, the answer depends on the size of the squash. In this recipe, with large diced cubes, it bakes/roasts for 45 minutes total.

More squash side dish recipes

If you enjoyed this easy roasted butternut squash side, you may also like these other squash side dish recipes:

White bowl of roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta
Yield: 8 servings

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 butternut squash (about 2.5 lbs)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


    Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Start by peeling and cutting your butternut squash into cubes, they can be slightly larger than dice.

    In a medium size bowl, add your diced squash and mix with olive oil, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

    Prepare a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and spread your butternut squash over it and put in the oven for 30 minutes.

    After 30 minutes, add your cranberries, and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes.

    Remove your tray from the oven when the cranberries have burst slightly. Then spread your honey over your squash and cranberries and make sure everything gets tossed in it. 

    Sprinkle feta cheese over your squash and cranberries and serve while warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
white bowl of oven roasted butternut squash



Monday 21st of November 2022

Do you have instructions if making this in an air fryer?


Monday 21st of November 2022

I don't have an air fryer. This recipe may help: https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/7910376/air-fryer-butternut-squash/

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