Roasted Cinnamon Squash Recipe

Photo c/o Cooking Light

For all you Canadian
blog readers out there, here is a Thanksgiving recipe worth trying!
There’s something about cinnamon that says harvest feast to me, and so I
love the addition of it here in this roasted squash recipe. Adding just
a hint of sweetness can go along way, you could experiment with adding a
little bit of brown sugar instead of the honey (like maybe a teaspoon
or so). I would also go so far as to adding nutmeg to this recipe too;
the two flavors are very complimentary to your palate, and your home as

your guests and family a favor and cook this roasted cinnamon squash
recipe up instead of the traditional whipped potatoes perhaps?


1 large butternut squash (peeled and cubed) 
1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
2-3 tablespoon of olive oil 
3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of salt

You could spice these up a bit too, by omitting the cinnamon and adding brown sugar, cayenne, garlic, and onion powder, but if you want sweet go with the ingredients listed above. 


Preheat the oven to 400F. 

Toss the squash
in a large bowl with the maple syrup or honey and oil. 

In a small bowl stir the salt, nutmeg and ground cinnamon
together. Sprinkle the cinnamon-salt mixture over it, the squash to coat. I cover my mixing bowl with a lid and shake them, but you could use a plate to cover the bowl, or just use a silicon spatula to stir them around to coat. 

Arrange the prepared squash in a single layer on a foil-lined
baking sheet, roast, stirring once, for 35 to 40 minutes, until the squash turns
golden brown. 

Serve hot or at room

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Happy Thanksgiving Blog Readers! 
What are you thankful for?

**Recipe adapted from About.com original recipe can be found here: http://frenchfood.about.com/od/sidedishes/r/Cinnamon-Squash-Recipe.htm

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  • Reply Libby October 7, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    BEYOND excited about this recipe. totally pinning it! def going to try this week… wish me luck…lol…

    • Reply Short Presents October 9, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Good luck butter cup!! Not to worry you got this! 🙂 let me know how it goes!!


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