Spiced Butternut Squash with Almonds


This classic fall casserole will be sure to delight any of your guests. Our Spiced Butternut Squash with Almonds recipe is expertly seasoned with a mixture of flavors from cherries to honey, creating a perfectly tasty dish.

Spiced Butternut Squash with Almonds
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 14 ounce can vegetable broth

  • 1 cup orange juice

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • ¾ cup dried cherries

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon honey

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous

  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease a 2- to 2-1/2-quart rectangular baking dish.

  2. In a large bowl combine squash, broth, orange juice, onion, dried cherries, oil, honey, garlic, cumin, paprika, and cinnamon. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour.

  3. Stir mixture. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes more or until squash is tender.

  4. Remove from oven. Stir in dry couscous. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

495 Calories
10g Fat
98g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 98g 36%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 1115mg 24%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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