I spent a lot of time trying to think up a fancy butternut squash recipe. After much too much thought, I realized, my favorite way to have butternut squash is just simply roasted. It’s almost too good to be true, but with little adornment, it’s perfect just the way it is.

Butternut Squash 2

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (375 degrees F with convection) and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Peel, seed, and slice the butternut squash 1/4″-1/2″ thick. Spread them across the pan and drizzle with olive oil and/or melted butter. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes. Toss the butternut squash and continue baking for another 10 minutes. If the slices are 1/4″ thick, it may be done. If you sliced thicker, continue baking for another 10-20 minutes, until fork tender and browned nicely.

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