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A bowl of roasted butternut squash made with brown sugar and maple syrup, then garnished with chopped parsley.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar

This roasted butternut squash is coated in brown sugar, maple syrup and seasonings, then roasted until tender and caramelized. The absolute best way to enjoy butternut squash!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 142kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the squash cubes in a single layer on the pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, maple syrup, salt and  pepper.
  • Drizzle the olive oil mixture over the squash, then toss to coat evenly.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until squash is tender and browned.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired, then serve.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 16070IU | Vitamin C: 31.8mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1.1mg