Baked ButterNut Squash

Diced Butternut Squash

My sis and I gave our best shot at a garden this year. We’ve gardened in the past but it was always with the oversight of our sweet Mom. This was our first year to go solo. I have no idea if it was beginners luck or if Mom was looking over us. Bottom line? Some of the items we planted went absolute gang busters!

For example; some of the potatoes were so huge they were nearly the size of my head.

Does that make them a potato head?

potatoe 2

Then there were the carrots.

carrot 2

I wanted to show you a picture of Doc holding carrots but he said, “No thank you sweetheart.”

So here’s a picture of carrots and Doc’s shirt.

Doc & carrots 2

Last but not least there was the bumper crop of butter nut squash. I kid you not, the back of the pick up truck was FULL.

Squash 2

And so that truck full of squash brings me to the point of today’s post…an amazing recipe for baked, cubed squash!

My sister found this recipe, tried it and recommended it to me. Sweet DoAheads, you will love this! (You can find the original recipe over at an uber cool site called

Garlicky Butternut Squash


2 Tbsp Minced Fresh Parsley

2 Tblsp Olive Oil

2 Garlic Cloves (minced)

1 Tsp Salt

1/2 Tsp Pepper

3 1/2 pounds Butternut Squash (peel and cut into 1 -inch cubes)

1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

In a large bowl, combine the Olive Oil, Cloves, Parsley, Salt and Pepper. Mix and then gently add the cubed squash. Toss and coat the squash. Place the squash in a lightly greased shallow baking dish. Bake uncovered at 400 degrees for approximately 50 minutes or until squash is tender. Stir in Parmesan cheese just before serving. (Doc is not a huge fan of garlic, I followed the recipe to a T and loved it but if someone in your tribe prefers less garlic you may want to cut back…the garlic is definitely a predominant feature in this recipe.)

Your best form of a DoAhead for this recipe would be to simply have your prep work done in advance. Mix all ingredients but the squash, refrigerate and store.

This dish would make a delicious addition to a Turkey dinner. If you want to provide a more traditional side for your Turkey check out these Yowsa Yams. It is hands down the best yam recipe I ever tasted!

Your DoAhead Friend,

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