Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts and Onions

| January 23, 2012 | 10 Comments

This dish is uncomplicated. It’s simple — just a few basic ingredients prepared without fuss. It’s a dish that proves that good food doesn’t require a lot of steps, ingredients or time.

Really, it doesn’t. Food can be amazing just by preparing it in a different way than you are used to. Tired of boiled? Try steamed. Tired of raw? Try sauteed. Or roast! Roasting is a perfect way to switch up your vegetable routine without getting fussy.

This dish has a naturally sweet flavor with ribbons of savory and salty running through it. Roasting each of these vegetables alone — butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and onions — draws out an inherent sweetness. They’re delicious. But roast them together — and with the magical ingredients of olive oil, salt and pepper — and they become this trifecta of sweet-savory goodness. This is the dish you make when you want to have an uncomplicated comforting dinner.

Serve this over brown rice, which brings a light nuttiness to the flavor as well.

Roasted Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprouts and Onions
Serves: serves 4
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash (about ¾-inch dice)
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 white onion, peeled, quartered and sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with either nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the squash, Brussels sprouts, onion, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread onto the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the squash is tender and the sprouts are lightly browned.
  4. To serve: This makes a great side dish. It's also perfect served over rice as a main dish. Sprinkle with finishing salt just before serving.
  5. Enjoy!



Category: Quick and Easy Recipes, Recipes, side dishes, vegetables, vegetarian

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  1. Maureen says:

    Never tried this veggie combo before but it looks really good. I love veggies and have done raw for weeks. Just starting to cook a few things and they taste so good!

  2. Joanne says:

    roasting is my go-to method for prepping any and all veggies…and they do say that the produce that ripens together/comes into season at the same time tastes good together. This is proof!

  3. Kate says:

    Simple dishes are the second best. Simple dishes involving brussels sprouts are the best!

  4. I just picked up brussels sprouts and an array of colorful carrots at the farmer’s market yesterday. I’m going to roast them together with an onion. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Alicia says:

    It’s so true that sometimes simple is best and really delicious. Nice flavor combo.

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