Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme


Simple butternut squash recipes don't get much better than this. This baked butternut squash has no frills, just butter, salt, and thyme, so the squash can really shine.

Baked Butternut Squash with Thyme
Photo: Dana Gallagher
Prep Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 butternut squash (2 lbs. each), halved lengthwise and seeded

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 3 - 5 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a large shallow baking pan. Place squash, cut side up, in pan. Place 1 Tbsp. of butter in each squash half. Sprinkle with salt and top with thyme sprigs. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

  2. Slice squash into individual servings or scoop out flesh from squash into bowl (discard skin and thyme sprigs). Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 249mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 39.6mg 198%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 674mg 14%
Folate, total 52.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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