Caramelized Baked Butternut Squash

Caramelized Baked Butternut Squash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 3


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 3 T extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup of water
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ t freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ t red chili flakes
  • 2 t finely chopped thyme


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Halve the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • Place them in a baking pan cut-side up. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chili flakes. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Turn the squash flesh-side down and pour ½ cup of water in the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake in the oven for about 45-55 minutes, until the skin becomes soft and can easily be pierced with the tip of a knife. Make sure that the water hasn’t completely evaporated. If it has, add a little more.
  • Remove from the oven and let both sides cool before handling.
  • Serve each person half a squash, or scoop out the flesh onto a serving plate, sprinkling additional thyme and chili flakes on top.


Pro Tip: If you have trouble slicing the butternut squash in half, you can use a rubber mallet to tap downward on the ends of the blade. Just make sure to use extra caution when doing so!
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