This simple side dish takes nearly an hour to bake, but only 5 minutes to prepare.  The same recipe also works for acorn squash.  Roasted squash goes great with Grouse MacNuggets.


  • 2 2-pound butternut squashes
  • Salt
  • 4 T. butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)


Heat oven to 400F.  and halve each squash lengthwise, removing the seeds with a spoon.  Place squash on baking sheet cut side down, and add 1/4 c. water.  Bake until softened about 50 min., turning in the last 10 minutes to add the salt, butter and maple syrup dotted over the top.

For a smoother presentation, scrape the meat of the squash from the rind and put in a food processor.  Scoop gently with a wet tablespoon into egg shapes and serve on the plate sprinkled with freshly grated nutmeg and a drizzle of basalmic vinegar.