Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe – With Cranberries!

Good anytime of the year and so easy to make. Eat it warm, eat it cool. Keeps for days and healthy too! This roasted butternut squash recipe is going to be your-go to when you need a good, tasty side dish!

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe – With Cranberries

Butternut squash is one of those yummy vegetables which are so versatile, you are going to wonder why you didn’t have them in your staples list a long time ago! They keep for a long time and aside from being a bit dense for cutting, once you get them peeled and cut you have a world of options (of course some recipes just slice the squash in half, scoop seeds out and bake as is – easy!) I love this roasted butternut squash recipe because it’s so easy, tasty and colorful too!

This recipe, with your spices and cranberries certainly has a holiday vibe to it – but make no mistake; It’s good year-round! Healthy, yummy and sure to be a hit at any meal!

roasted butternut squash recipe


You will need:

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 cups / 500 mL cranberries
  • 1/4 cup / 60 mL feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 tsp / 5 mL Watkins Organic Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp / 5 mL Watkins Organic Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp / 2.4 mL Watkins Organic Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp / 1/25 mL Watkins Organic Chili Powder
  • Dash of Watkins Organic Mediterranean Sea Salt Grinder
  • 2 TBSP / 30 mL Olive Oil


To Prepare:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 º F / 200 º C.
  2. Lightly grease a baking pan or line pan with parchement paper.
  3. Peel squash, cut in half removing top and bottom and scoop out seeds. Then cut into small cubes. Place cubes in a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl combine olive oil and spices, add to large bowl and coat squash evenly with spiced olive oil mixture.
  5. Scoop out on baking pan, ensuring squash is evenly placed (not stacked on top of one another for even cooking.
  6. Bake for 25 min on center rack (uncovered)
  7. Remove pan from oven, add cranberries to top and roast for another 5-10 min. Cranberries should be soft but not yet popped.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer to serving dish.  Sprinkle feta cheese and serve warm.

Alternatively, you can drizzle some honey or maple syrup. Personally I like the maple syrup and would also spice it up a bit with Cinnamon, Cloves and Nutmeg for a neat twist!

Whichever route you go – have fun with this recipe and enjoy!