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Honey & Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

Honey & Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

It is always squash season in this house, no matter the time of year. When you try to vary the vegetables that you eat daily, it’s a plain fact that you are going to run out of interesting options, and soon. It gets so hard jazzing up vegetables all the time and it’s something I try to do on a regular basis, because let’s admit it; eating veggies isn’t always fun or enjoyable, sometimes it’s a chore.

Add in the fact that I have picky eaters and well, this Mama goes crazy most of the time.

My daughter still won’t eat squash so her default vegetable of choice is raw cauliflower. I’ve given up cooking for her, she is happy with raw carrots, cucumbers or cauliflower. So be it. I am darn well cooking something fabulous for the three of us who aren’t so picky in this family! Roasted squash tops my list of loves, for sure.

I loved this recipe because a) no processed sugars, unlike most recipes and b) the cinnamon is SO delicious and c) it’s sweet.

It’s a tricky recipe. You don’t mind eating your veggies. A bit of unpasteurized honey and butter is not bad for you at all and cinnamon is very good for you!

Did I also mention it’s soooo easy?

Honey & Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

It is. The most work is cutting the squash which can be a real PITA, but after that you simply roast it in the oven and then drizzle the ingredients over the top.

Easy peasy.

And if your kids don’t like it?

More for you.

Happy cooking everyone!



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Honey & Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash

  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Total Time: 55 min


  • 1 lbs medium butternut squash 3
  • 6 tablespoons melted salted butter
  • 1/4 cup melted honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut off the ends off the butternut squash.
  3. Peel the squash, cut in half lengthwise and then remove the seeds.
  4. Cut the squash into 1 1/2 inch cubes (uniform is best) and place them on a baking sheet.
  5. Add the melted butter, honey and cinnamon.
  6. Toss all of the ingredients together and spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  7. Turn the squash while roasting a few times to ensure even browning.
  8. Roast for 45 minutes to 55 minutes, until the squash is tender.
  9. Adjust seasonings if needed.


  • Serving Size: 4

Nutritional information is only an estimate. Actual nutritional numbers will vary due to cooking methods, your ingredient measurements and brands of products used.




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  • Reply
    angela hammill
    March 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    these are so good, my hubby and son refuse to eat squash until now…..

  • Reply
    Margaret Carter
    January 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    looks good !!!!

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    Deb L'Heureux
    November 24, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    One of my favs

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    Ida Pence Waterous
    November 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I use pumpkin pie spice or add a little ginger! I love it too!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      November 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Pumpkin pie spice would be awesome!!

  • Reply
    Cassidy Dowd
    October 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Going to make this tonight 🙂 Thanks! Any good chicken breast recipes you can pull out of your sleeve? My husband requested that I try to make them edible, lol!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      October 23, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Chicken breast is my least favourite! I love a good butter chicken sauce.( love Costco Kirkland jarred, SO good.) Failing that, try my oven baked chicken of it has skin….

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    Mary P Hoffman
    September 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Looks very good! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      The Kitchen Magpie
      September 30, 2016 at 12:54 pm

      I love fall and all the vegetable dishes!

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    Ann Picken
    September 30, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Definitely worth saving !!

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      The Kitchen Magpie
      September 30, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      It’s a good one!!

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    Karen Heighway
    April 17, 2016 at 3:35 am

    If only people knew how good this stuff was……….

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    Ida Pence Waterous
    December 11, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I like it like this but add a little heat at the same time. Yummmo

  • Reply
    Hasan Hai
    August 31, 2015 at 3:20 am

    I have all these things. I will eat all the delicious foods now. Thank you

  • Reply
    Dayna Burnell
    August 31, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Trust me Hasan. The Kitchen Magpie is amazing.

  • Reply
    Hasan Hai
    August 31, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Hmmmmmmmmm. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Dayna Burnell
    August 31, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Hasan give this one a shot!!

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