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Maple-Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Sides
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 2 butternut squash halved lengthwise and seeded
  • Butter to taste
  • Real maple syrup to taste (I used about 1 tables on each)
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Slice each squash lengthwise in half. Scrape out the seeds and rinse then pat dry.
  • Spread a little butter all over each half of the squash. Drizzle some real maple syrup on each, to taste then top with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
  • Place the squash facing up in the dish in a deep baking dish, add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Cover with tin foil and bake for 45-50 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Take off the tin foil and turn the oven to broil so you can brown the tops of each squash – watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Remove from the oven and season with a bit of sea salt, to taste.
  • You can slice into chunks or scoop out the flesh and eat it like mashed potatoes – whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy.