Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite side dishes, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese, and it’s the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving meal.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle Home

Squash is one of those vegetables I definitely turned my nose up at as a kid. Over the years, I’ve grown to love it though … I guess my tastes have matured!

And with fall in full force, I’ve been enjoying my favorite variety, butternut squash! It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and there are so many delicious ways to eat it: mac and cheese, pizza, salad, and more pizza!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I’d share one my favorite squash recipes, Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese. I’ve also teamed up with some of my favorite food bloggers to bring you recipes for every course of the big meal!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle HomeMy favorite way to prepare butternut squash is roasting it. The high heat concentrates the flavor and caramelizes the edges … yum! … and brings out this veggie’s best qualities.

This Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese is full of amazing flavors. It would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle HomePlus, it’s easy to make. Simply roast the butternut squash, then toss it with pecans and cranberries. Finish the dish by topping it with blue cheese (another favorite of mine). It doesn’t get much easier or more delicious!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle HomeIf you’re making this Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese for Thanksgiving, you can prep it ahead of time.

Roast the butternut squash and toast the nuts the day before, then refrigerate the squash. When the turkey comes out of the oven, put the squash in for a few minutes to warm it back up. Once it’s heated, add the remaining ingredients, and it’s ready to serve!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle HomeSo what are you waiting for? Add this Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese to your Thanksgiving meal plan or any seasonal meal!

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese

Ingredients

  • nonstick spray
  • 8 cups cubed butternut squash (about 1 large squash)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place butternut squash in a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Transfer squash to the baking sheet. The squash should be in a single layer; use multiple baking sheets, if necessary.
  5. Roast squash for 30 minutes, flipping every 10 minutes, or until browned.
  6. While squash is cooking, place pecans in a small frying pan over medium low heat.
  7. Toast pecans, stirring often, until lightly browned.
  8. Remove pecans from pan. Set aside.
  9. To serve, toss cooked squash with pecan and cranberries.
  10. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with blue cheese.
  11. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese ... a delicious vegetarian side dish recipe that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any meal! | Hello LIttle HomeOk, now that I’ve wet your appetite with my delicious Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries, Pecans, and Blue Cheese, let’s get to those other recipes I mentioned. I’m sharing this recipe as part of Blogsgiving Dinner!

Blogsgiving Dinner: A week's worth of Thanksgiving recipes from over 60 bloggers! | Hello Little HomeThanksgiving is all about family, friends, and delicious food. Luckily, the food blogging community is all about these things as well. To celebrate the holiday, Meghan from Cake ‘n Knife and Susannah from Feast + West are hosting Blogsgiving Dinner. There are more than 60 blogs sharing recipes this week!

The idea is based on an old-fashioned potluck dinner party. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner, but you can see all the whole menu in Part 1 and Part 2 of the recipe round-up.

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6 Comments

  1. Ginnie! This looks so good. I am not really a butternut squash fan (I know, I know) but I would totally try this at Thanksgiving! It looks so good. Thanks for being a part of Blogsgiving Dinner, friend!

  2. Hi Ginnie,
    Wow this butternut squash sounds so good and different!
    Thanks for joining and sharing this recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    I hope you are feeling better.
    Julie xo