Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart 
Hands-on Time
12 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 12 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: 3 pieces)

This side is simple and fabulous. The cooking is mostly hands-off, and the prep is easy. Serve the tender butternut squash in large pieces to catch every last bit of the honey butter drizzle.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place squash halves, cut sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place honey and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until butter melts; stir to combine. Brush half of honey mixture over cut sides of squash; reserve remaining honey mixture. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender.

Step 3

Carefully place squash, cut sides up, on cutting board. Halve squash lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into thirds. Place squash on a platter. Heat reserved butter mixture in microwave at HIGH 20 seconds. Drizzle remaining butter mixture over squash; sprinkle evenly with pecans and parsley.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

EICrabb's Review

EICrabb
November 07, 2014
Actually used the glaze on roasted sweet potatoes, it was delicious.

mjames

martyj
January 18, 2016
Great recipe.I used almonds instead of pecans. It's what I had on hand and didn't want to go back to the store. This would be good on sweet potatoes too, but great for a simple side dish for the squash.  Delicious and no leftovers!