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    Roasted butternut squash and apples are delicious on their own but adding this simple maple vinaigrette makes them over the top delicious.

    Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

    When it’s cold outside, you may be more in the mood for a warm side instead of cold salads & sides. In that case, try this easy and delicious butternut squash and apple mix, roasted until tender and topped with a sweet and tangy dressing. You will totally love it and everyone will be asking for seconds.

    This is a flavorful and easy Fall side dish. It’s delicious served with turkey, chicken, pork or fish. The combination of butternut squash, apples, kale, and dried cranberries is perfect for Thanksgiving and any other holiday during this colder season. You can also enjoy it as a side for an everyday meal. If you would like to double the recipe to feed a crowd, you can add another baking sheet.

    How To Roast Butternut Squash

    How Long to Roast Butternut Squash

    You can roast the butternut squash cubes and apples at 400 F for about 30 – 35 minutes total until squash is tender. You can season it with salt and pepper, and some fresh thyme.

    Maple Vinaigrette

    This simple sweet and tart maple vinaigrette gives this easy side dish so much flavor! It’s also great over salmon, shrimp, baked chicken or your favorite green salad.

    What to Serve With Maple Glazed Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

    You can serve this oven-roasted butternut squash and apples dish with chicken, salmon, pork or turkey. It’s the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving – it’s festive, delicious and impressive! Everyone will be asking for seconds.

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    Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples

    Roasted butternut squash and apples are delicious on their own but adding this simple maple vinaigrette makes them over the top delicious.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 220.5kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • 1 medium butternut squash (about 1.5 lbs – 2lbs), peeled and chopped into 1 " cubes
    • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and julienned
    • a bunch of kale
    • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

    Maple Vinaigrette

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, oil, white vinegar, lemon juice and lemon zest, thyme, salt and pepper.
    • Place the cubed butternut squash, apple slices on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle half of the vinaigrette. Toss everything and roast for about 30 -35 minutes, or until the butternut squash is done. A couple of minutes before the time is up, add chopped kale to the sheet and toss everything.
    • Combine the roasted butternut squash, apples and kale in a large bowl or dish. Pour the remaining half of the vinaigrette and toss everything to coat. Season with salt and pepper if necessary. Top with dried cranberries.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 220.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.5g | Protein: 2.22g | Fat: 9.47g | Saturated Fat: 1.31g | Sodium: 401.89mg | Potassium: 602.55mg | Fiber: 3.78g | Sugar: 18.38g | Vitamin A: 15247.39IU | Vitamin C: 53.16mg | Calcium: 109.52mg | Iron: 1.48mg
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
    Keyword butternut squash and apples, oven roasted butternut squash, roasted butternut squash
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    Ann

    5 stars
    I’m in love with this easy and delicious butternut squash and apple mix. This is the best flavorful Fall side dish. I could indeed enjoy it for all three meals. All the ingredients really work together and create a delicious meal. I make this on a regular basis, and it’s always a big hit. I prefer to serve this oven-roasted butternut squash and apples dish with salmon. It turns out so impressive and tastes fantastic!
    Neli, thank you so much for sharing this brilliant idea and all of your useful recommendations. The info you provide will surely be helpful for all of your followers.
    p.s. I’m so lucky to have come across your wonderful blog. I’m gonna browse it to explore more amazing recipes. Keep it up!

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