Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary
If you don’t mind splurging a bit on carbs this Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary is an absolute wow for a holiday side dish! Use Side Dishes for more recipes like this one.
I know butternut squash is a bit of a splurge on carbs for many of my readers, so if this Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary is just not going to work for you just go ahead and click over to The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes and pick something tasty from the many good options in that collection. But if you’re someone (like me!) who loves butternut squash and will splurge on it occasionally, I promise you that this combination is absolutely a wow! The hint of lime with a tiny bit of rosemary really works with the flavor of roasted squash seasoned with sea salt and pepper.
I’m a fan of freshly-cut butternut squash over those packages of squash cubes (and I’ve shared How to Peel and Cut Up a Butternut Squash.) But I realize that’s probably not happening during the holidays for most of you, so when we decided to update the photos for this butternut squash we bought one of those packages of cut-up butternut squash from Costco to make this. And I have to confess, it was still so delicious that Kara and I both swooned over it!
And if you’re a fellow member of The Butternut Squash Fan Club but your holiday menu is already set, make this for another dinner sometime during the holiday season. And I am adding this post to My Top Ten Butternut Squash Recipes, so check that out if you’re really a fan!
What is Rosemary:
Rosemary is woody perennial that’s definitely one of my favorite herbs. It can be grown nearly anywhere (although if it gets really cold, the rosemary doesn’t always winter over in Utah.) Rosemary tastes great in beef stew, with lamb chops, and of course it’s essential in my favorite Rosemary Mustard Grilled Chicken. And rosemary also freezes well so don’t worry about buying a grocery store package of rosemary to make this dish!
How to Make Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary:
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- As you can see the package from Costo gave us 5 cups of peeled squash cubes,
- I was so excited that I still had fresh rosemary growing in my herb garden, which I washed, dried, stripped off the stems, and finely chopped.
- Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, and finely chopped rosemary. (I used my fresh-frozen lime juice.)
- Put squash cubes into a bowl and toss with the olive oil, lime, rosemary mixture.
- Arrange squash in a single layer on the roasting pan and roast at 400F/200C.
- We checked it a few times, but it took 50 minutes before we thought it was done, and if you like your squash super soft you might want a few minutes more.
- Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper and serve hot.
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Our squash cubes weighed about two pounds, so if you're using a whole squash you'll need one that's about 2.5 pounds with the skin and seeds. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice. This recipe adapted slightly from one found in Bon Appetit, November 2007.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 156mgCarbohydrates: 27.6gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 2g
Our squash cubes weighed about two pounds, so if you're using a whole squash you'll need one that's about 2.5 pounds with the skin and seeds. I used my fresh-frozen lime juice.
This recipe adapted slightly from one found in Bon Appetit, November 2007.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Butternut Squash with Lime and Rosemary is probably not suitble for low-carb diet plans, and would be phase two or three for the South Beach Diet. But if I was having a few carbs for a holiday meal I’d definitely enjoy a small serving of this.
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