Roasted Butternut Squash (w/cinnamon and brown sugar)

April 12, 2013 • Babies, Toddlers & Kids, Side Dish, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

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This recipe is mostly for the bambinos, but it’s great as a side dish for adults, too.  My girls loved it and so did the rest of the family.  We had it as a side dish last night.  It’s a flavorful, healthy alternative to mashed potatoes!!! (I bet this is low in points for all of my friends and family on Weight Watchers, too.)

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Once the squash is drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with brown sugar, it reminds me of jewels!!  My son was born in November, so I love the color of citrine…I guess that makes me partial!!  Oh well, the flavor of this dish is just as bright and happy.

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Take your time adding the water as you puree to make sure you get the right consistency and don’t water-down the flavor.

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My girls not only loved the color of the squash, but they couldn’t resist touching it as well.  My mom is an expert in the field of early learning and she keeps telling me that it is important for our little ones to explore all of their senses.  This dish is a great way for them to see the bright orange color, touch and feel the texture of the pureed squash, and smell the aroma of the cinnamon.  Mom, is this one a homerun for kids??

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Roasted Butternut Squash (w/cinnamon and brown sugar)

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. brown sugar
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions

Peel and dice butternut squash

Cover baking pan with foil and line with diced squash

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with brown sugar

Roast at 425 for 30 minutes

Transfer to food processor

Sprinkle with cinnamon, add water, and puree to desired consistency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to Roasted Butternut Squash (w/cinnamon and brown sugar)

  1. Yiayia says:

    It looks absolutely delicious and tasty!

  2. Leta says:

    1 weight watcher points+ for entire serving of recipe! If you decide to share:)…multiple servings, 0 WW ponits+!!!

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