Roasted Honeynut Squash (GF, DF, Paleo, W30)

Yes, you read that right.  Honeynut squash is a butternut squash’s little brother/ sister.  It’s delicious and depending on how you top it, it can be also eaten if you are following the Paleo or Whole 30 diet.

So where did I find this beauty?  When I was at Trader Joe’s, they had the honeynut squash for 99 cents so Mom and I decided to each buy some because we were intrigued.

Honeynut Squash

I researched how to roast it and then decided to share the recipe with you.  It would be delicious as a side dish at Thanksgiving.  I would serve 1/2 of the honeynut squash per person.

Roasted Honeynut Squash

  • Servings: 2 per squash
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 honeynut squash
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil
  • Toppings=
    • 1 Tbsp. butter or ghee
    • cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
    • drizzle of honey, brown sugar, or maple syrup (Leave off if Whole 30, don’t use brown sugar if Paleo)
    • chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cooking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Cut the squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out the seeds using a spoon.
  4. Brush the cut side with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
  5. Lay the squash cut side down on the cooking sheet.
  6. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes making sure the squash does not collapse.
  7. Remove from the oven and turn the squash over.
  8. Add the toppings.
  9. Enjoy!

 

 

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