Butternut squash and cranberries are roasted to perfection in tons of honey and olive oil for one stunning side dish perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall dinner!
I am not-so-slowly making the transition into Thanksgiving food.
Umm, hello November. Where the heck did you come from???
Thus = All Thanksgiving stuff x1000 hitting your face in 3…2…1…
As if I needed a reason to shove squash in your face on a Monday of all days…
Speaking of which: Guys, winter squash is literally my LIFE right now! All 5,000-ish kinds. My family’s like ugh, squash again, Sarah? And I’m all like, more, more, mooooore!
Prepare yourself to enter the Land of Squash. It is ON!
So how do YOU like your squash? Your answer should probably be roasted butternut squash and cranberries. Naturally roasted/glazed in honey, olive oil, a few spices, and basically nothin’ else! Easy Thanksgiving sides this year = NAILED IT!
This is seriously the most simple way I can think of to cook butternut squash, but it’s so fancy-shmancy and unmistakably eye-appealing with the contrasting red cranberries and golden squash all hangin’ out in the same pan. ♥
And it stands to reason that beautiful food should probably taste awesome. Case-in-POINT! —>
A quick toss in olive oil, honey, ect and this is how everything will appear before a trip to the oven…I’m already drooling, ugh stoooop!
While the squash bakes, the honey will form a luscious glaze and coat every inch with it’s goodness. Meanwhile, the cranberries will burst and ooze their gooey loveliness into every nook and cranny of the pan. ♥♥
Like this for instance? Yeah, like that. Holy to the MOLY…
Are you ready to brighten those roast chicken or turkey dinners up like twenty notches? Or maybe completely win and conquer Thanksgiving side dish duty?
Squash wins. Always.
I’m so glad we understand each other.
Honey-Glazed Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries
- 1 medium butternut squash cut in half, seeded, and cut along the length in 1/2-in slices
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1-1/2 cups fresh cranberries
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Additional honey for drizzling optional.
- In a large bowl, toss butternut squash slices with olive oil honey, curry, and cranberries until evenly coated. Spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.
- Roast butternut squash at 400F 15-20 minutes or until squash is tender and cranberries have softened and burst. Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with additional honey if desired and serve warm!
Roasty-toasty is my middle name this time of year!
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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I’m still in awe that it’s November, but I am getting exciting for all of the Thanksgiving food! This squash looks just gorgeous, Sarah! I love that you roasted it with a honey glaze. And those cranberries give it such a great pop of color. This sounds like the perfect side dish!
Yes, Thanksgiving food ROCKS! So excited for all of it! 😉 Thanks so much Gayle!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I know! I can’t believe it’s November!!!! and yes, I need to start planning my Thanksgiving Day menu! I love this honey glazed roasted butternut squash!! the cranberries are a great, beautiful and festive addition!
Thanks so much Alice! You totally need to add this one to your T-day menu! 😉
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Butternut squash is one of those must-haves in the fall! It sounds incredible with cranberries and honey. This is the perfect holiday side dish!
Thank you Jen! The holiday season is just incomplete for me without butternut squash!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext says
I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by! I’m so excited for the holidays! This squash looks fab – love the idea of roasting it with honey and curry powder. Gotta try your recipe! Thanks for sharing, Sarah! 🙂
Crazy right?? Glad I’m not the only one who thinks so! 😉 Thanks for the sweet words as always, Jess! xoxo
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
So gorgeous, Sarah! Holiday sides are seriously my favorite! Love the butternut squash and cranberry combo! I have a butternut squash every day for dinner and seriously want this pan for breakfast 🙂
YES! Holiday sides seriously rule! LOL. Thanks Kelly!
I’m so glad I became a squash convert. This looks amazing!
Isn’t it the bomb?? Thanks Amanda! 🙂
I love butternut squash and this looks gorgeous! Great combination and very easy to make. Pinning!
Thanks as always for the pin, Mira! 😀
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Wow, we are Thanksgiving twins! Wait until you see my recipe tomorrow. 🙂 This looks delicious!
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Allergy Friendly Eats says
Oops, I mean on Wednesday! I’m losing track of time already and the holiday season has just begun! Send help! 😉
Haha! I can’t wait to see it, Kelly! Yay for holiday recipes!!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says
I am SO down to live in the land of squash with you! If you are up to adopt a 32 year old child I will eat ALL your squash dishes and LOVE it! 🙂 This roasted butternut and cranberry dish is fabulous! LOVE that is is doused with honey and oil! Simple, yet oh-so-YUM! Pinned! Cheers! 🙂
Haha! I seriously love the land of squash. Such a nice place to hang out. 😉 Thanks so much for the kind words and as always, for pinning, Cheyanne!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Start making a ton of Thanksgiving food NOW! Because Thanksgiving is when I start my maternity leave. Hurray, no more day job! So as you can tell, Thanksgiving can’t come soon enough. I love winter squash too. Can’t wai tto try this butternut squash version. The cranberries make it so pretty!
YAY for your maternity leave coming up so quickly! I’ll bet you can hardly wait, girl! 😀
Amy (Savory Moments) says
I love that you roasted the cranberries with the squash – they look so sticky and delicious! Thanksgiving is my favorite!
Thanksgiving is my favorite too! 😀 Thanks for the kind words, Amy!
Manali @ CookWithManali says
this is the most perfect way to eat squash, sounds delicious Sarah!
Thanks so much Manali! 😀
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This would make a wonderful side dish for Thanksgiving Sarah! So colorful and pretty too!
Aww thank you Kelly! You’re too sweet. 🙂
Thanksgiving has been on my mind for months — I basically skipped Halloween. haha All I have to say is keep the Thanksgiving recipes coming, because this butternut squash and cranberries looks right up my alley! 🙂
Haha! Oh, I’m right there with you, Marcie! Who needs Halloween candy when you can have Thanksgiving food?? 🙂
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
I was SUPER hesitant to welcome fall foods, but not that it’s here, I have NO shame whatsoever thinking about Thanksgiving, and, even Christmas. This is the PERFECT addition to the Thanksgiving table!
Yes!! Bring on the holidays and all the amazing food that comes with it! LOL. Thanks Nicole!