Tis The Season for Roasted Veggies & Butternut Squash


Roasted Butternut Squash & Why I love it!

One of my favorite times of the year is Fall, not because of the cold weather but because the abundance of squash and root vegetables that make amazing combinations of roasted veggie dishes.

Currently, the theme in my kitchen seems to be butternut squash.

& there is so much you can do with it!

Tis the Season for butternut squash and roasted veggies galore. Try this Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash recipe over the holidays for an easy family side dish everybody will love! Get the recipe at beachlifeorganic.com

From roasted side dishes to soups, to pastas, to salads, butternut squash is so versatile, sweet & nutty, and so good for you too.

This weeks farm delivery inspired me to combine this sweet & savory mixture of fruits & veggies with fresh herbs and spices to make as a side dish for dinner. & I might just be making this again in a few weeks for Thanksgiving.

WHY BUTTERNUT SQUASH?

Butternut squash like all other orange vegetables is rich in beta carotene, Vitamin A & Vitamins C, E & K. It also contains other great vitamins such as the B-complex group of vitamins like folates, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid. As well as minerals such as iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. & Not to mention, significant amounts of digestible fiber.

& What does all this do for your body?

The antioxidant effects of the beta carotene and other carotenoids protect your cells from damaging free-radicals offering up amazing anti-cancer properties. Not to mention the Vitamin A will make your skin glow from the inside out and will also protect your vision from damaging UV rays, keeping your skin healthier and eyesight sharper longer.

So now that I’ve convinced you…. mix in your butternut squash with other amazing and beneficial foods and you’ve got yourself yet another superfood dish. All ingredients complementing one another not only in taste but in nutritional benefit as well.

Here’s the Recipe:

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Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash
From roasted side dishes to soups, to pastas, to salads, butternut squash is so versatile, sweet & nutty and so good for you too. One of my favorite ways to utilize this winter vegetable is in combination with a sweet and savory roasted vegetable side dish. It's a great family favorite for the Holidays too!
Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Roasted Veggies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Roasted Veggies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place all prepared ingredients into a large roasting pan, mixing everything around with your hands to make sure the olive oil and spices are easily dispersed.
  3. Place into oven for 20 minutes
  4. Remove, stir to mix (add pecans or walnuts if desired) and After 20 minutes have passed, remove from oven, stir with a wooden spoon and place back into oven for an additional 10 minutes or until evenly roasted.
  5. Let Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  6. ENJOY!
Recipe Notes

As an added flavorful bonus I sometimes throw a handful of pecan halves on top for the last 10 minutes when you place the dish back into the oven to bring out the toasted flavor and aroma of the Pecans. Plus, this adds a great nutritional addition to the mix. Try it either way!

This dish makes a great side dish for any holiday gathering with family and friends and is easily reheated in the oven!

Check out the full post with nutritional info about butternut squash at https://www.beachlifeorganic.com/butternut-squash/

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nutrition information sourced from the following websites:
Nutrition & You
Healthiest Foods

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