How to Roast Winter Squash

These are the four easy steps you need to roast winter squash featured in Southern Living's Home Cooking Basics.

  • Roasted Winter Squash

    Roasted Winter Squash

    Roasting is an indirect cooking method involving dry heat in an oven or over an open flame. The low and slow cooking of meats, vegetables, and fruit creates caramelization on the surface of the food to equal an added boost in flavor.

  • Cutting the Squash
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    Cut the Squash

    Using a large knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  • Dispose of the Seeds
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    Dispose of the Seeds

    Using a spoon, completely remove the seeds onto the cutting board.
  • Brush with Honey-Butter Mixture
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    Brush with Honey-Butter Mixture

    Place squash, cut sides up, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Brush cut sides of squash with honey-butter mixture. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake Squash
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    Bake Squash

    Bake squash, uncovered, at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Southern Living Home Cooking Basics
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    Southern Living Home Cooking Basics

    For more completely illustrated guides of great Southern food made simple, check out Southern Living's Home Cooking Basics.


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