Sage & Orange Butternut Squash

Orange & sage brighten and sweeten delicious squash cubes in this delectable dish. Buy pre-cut squash to save prep time. Just make sure the pieces are in evenly sized, smaller cubes.

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings


  • 9 cups peeled, cubed (1/2-3/4” pieces) butternut squash (from 1 large ~4 ½ lb squash)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp finely grated orange zest
  • 3/4 tsp minced fresh sage


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, thoroughly toss squash with oil and salt. Coat two large cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Spread squash cubes evenly, in a single layer, on prepared cookie sheets. Be sure to leave room between cubes. Roast squash for 30-40 minutes. Stir every 15-20 minutes and switch the sheets’ oven positions (to promote even browning) until squash is tender and well browned. Transfer to a serving bowl, toss gently with sage and orange zest.


If you have one, a microplane grater makes quick work of finely grating citrus zest.