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Caramelized Butternut Squash

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Our Caramelized Butternut Squash will melt in your mouth with every bite.  Chunks of butternut squash are easily sauteed in a skillet with olive oil, onion, rosemary, along red pepper flakes to give it some heat until the butternut is softened and caramelized. YUM!  A wonderful, tasty side dish will surely become a new favorite this fall season.  


It’s so good!  You have to make this dish and see for yourself! 

Butternut squash will literally melt in your mouth with a nice spicy kick to it, making it even addicting and everyone will ask for seconds, no doubt! 


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Butternut squash is a bright orange vegetable, related to the pumpkin and other winter squashes.    You can find it already pre-cut in most supermarkets. 

But in case you don’t, you may find pre-cut butternut squash in the freezer section at supermarkets.  It’s a time-saver!

This is a wonderful vegetable to keep on rotation throughout the fall and winter seasons.  From soups to casseroles to pasta dishes, you can use butternut squash in so many recipes. 

Photo of pre-cut butternut squash in a plastic container.


  • Squashes like the butternut squash are low in calories and a top-notch source of vitamin C, calcium, and vitamin A. 

  • They are also and high in antioxidants, along with having anti-carcinogenic, anti-antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • They are low in fat and deliver a substantial dose of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to good heart health. 

So many good reasons why we should include squashes on our rotation, right?

It’s not easy getting kids to eat everything you make for dinner, but this is one they may try and even enjoy.

With teenagers, a husband, and a business to run, I am always thinking of simple ways of making dinner that is quick and easy, and delicious at the same time. 

With just a few ingredients, you will have a great side dish that will go with any entrée, no question. 



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Yield: 4 to 6

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Caramelized Butternut Squash

Our Caramelized Butternut Squash will melt in your mouth with every bite. Chunks of butternut squash are easily sauteed in a skillet with olive oil, onion, rosemary, along with red pepper flakes to give it some heat until the butternut is softened and caramelized.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • One package of fresh (pre-cut) Butternut Squash ( about 12-16 oz.)
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. of butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Take the pre-cut Butternut Squash and cut once again into one-inch pieces.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet, heat oil and butter on medium heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion, and sauté until softened, for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the squash and all the seasonings. Reduce heat to low and sauté for about 12 minutes or so until the squash has softened and caramelized.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. And serve!
  6. Serves 4 to 6


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  • Reply
    Kitchen Belleicious
    November 11, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    i love the simplicity to this but the richness to it as well. It looks delicious

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    November 7, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    wooo I love butternut squash, looks delicious! Might have to do this for Thanksgiving!!

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      November 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks Mike! We love this recipe and hope you will too.

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    Amy (Savory Moments)
    November 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Butternut squash is so delicious, especially roasted. This looks really delicious!

    • Reply
      November 12, 2013 at 4:49 am

      HI Amy! Welcome to 2 sisters recipes! It's so nice to meet you! And, Thank you, we hope you will try our recipes!

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    Chatty Crone
    November 8, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    These look good.

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    Tricia Buice
    November 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    I wonder if I could put this on the table at Thanksgiving and skip the mashed sweet taters!? Probably not but this will be in our house soon – great recipe – thanks! Have a wonderful weekend.

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      November 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Hi Tricia, yes you can, they would probably compliment one another very nicely if you are serving a turkey or ham for Thanksgiving. We love them all!

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    November 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I am a fan of just about anything caramelized, but especially butternut! Yum!

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    November 1, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Love this recipe! I am always looking for ideas to make butternut squash – Thank you, Liza.

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    April 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    HI Linda! I like mine spicy as well. But I only suggest a pinch for those who don't like it too hot. But pour it on… I do !!

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    April 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks Linda!!

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    April 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Tried this recipe and it was great…easy and quick to make. I used shallots instead of onions and added just a pinch more cayenne ( I like my food spicy). I'm planning on trying a few of these recipes they sound delicious!
    Passed this blog on to a few friends to try.

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