Butternut Squash Roasties

  • 10MINS
  • 1HR 10MINS
  • 91KCAL

These herby, garlicky Butternut Squash Roasties are the perfect alternative to roast potatoes and a fab addition to your Sunday roast.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories91
  • Carbs17g
  • Protein2.4g
  • Fat0.7g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars8.9g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

If you’re looking for a tasty alternative to potatoes then these Butternut Squash Roasties are the perfect choice. Herby, garlicky and super crispy, they’re the ideal side dish to pretty much any meal.

We’ve cut our butternut squash into 4cm cubes as they’ll shrink a little during cooking and cutting them to this size means that you’ll still have good sized Roasties to serve.

Although you’ll need to remove the seeds from your butternut squash before roasting, don’t throw them away. When baked and seasoned, butternut squash seeds make a tasty snack and are great if you fancy a change from crisps.

We’ve used light olive oil spray for our Butternut Squash Roasties as we think it adds a better flavour, but if you wanted to reduce the calories even more then you can use a low calorie cooking spray instead.

Not a fan of rosemary and thyme? Get creative and play around with your favourite flavour combinations!

What diets are these Butternut Squash Roasties suitable for?

These Butternut Squash Roasties are suitable for dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Butternut Squash Roasties recipe?

  • You’ll need to count 0 Points per portion of this Butternut Squash Roasties recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You’ll need to count 0 Points per portion of this Butternut Squash Roasties recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You’ll need to count 0 Points per portion of this Butternut Squash Roasties recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Butternut Squash Roasties?

This recipe is super simple and you probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboards already!

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We’ve cooked our Butternut Squash Roasties in a 35 x 25cm ovenproof dish, but any size dish would do!

You can check they’re cooked by inserting a sharp knife and checking that the centres are soft.

How many calories are in these Butternut Squash Roasties?

There are 91 calories per portion in these Butternut Squash Roasties, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Butternut Squash Roasties are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Step 2

Place all the ingredients in an ovenproof dish and spray liberally with the olive oil spray.

Step 3

Toss all the ingredients to completely coat in the spray.

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Step 4

Place in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the edges are browned and crispy and they’re soft in the centre when a sharp knife is inserted.

Step 5

Serve at once, sprinkled with a few extra fresh thyme and rosemary leaves if wished.

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These Butternut Squash Roasties would be the perfect accompaniment to any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when these Butternut Squash Roasties are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Butternut Squash roasties until they’re soft in the centre and brown and crispy on the outside. This should take around 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Butternut Squash Roasties in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of these Butternut Squash Roasties in the fridge overnight and reheat the next day.

Can I freeze these Butternut Squash Roasties?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Butternut Squash Roasties?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 5-7 minutes until piping hot throughout.

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Butternut Squash Roasties

These herby, garlicky Butternut Squash Roasties are the perfect alternative to roast potatoes and a fab addition to your Sunday roast.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR 10
  • KCals 91
  • Carbs 17G
  • WW Points:
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 800 g butternut squash peeled and seeds removed, cut into 4cm chunks
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves only, stalks removed
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary stalks removed and leaves chopped
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • light olive oil cooking spray
  • extra thyme and rosemary leaves to garnish optional

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place all the ingredients in an ovenproof dish and spray liberally with the olive oil spray.
  3. Toss all the ingredients to completely coat in the spray.
  4. Place in the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until the edges are browned and crispy and they’re soft in the centre when a sharp knife is inserted.
  5. Serve at once, sprinkled with a few extra fresh thyme and rosemary leaves if wished.

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Recipe notes

Use low calorie cooking spray instead of light olive oil spray if you want to keep the calories even lower.

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MaeveThursday 27th May 2021

I don’t have a garden so I can’t grow fresh herbs could I use dried herbs instead?

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    HollyThursday 27th May 2021

    Hey Maeve, if you can’t get hold of any fresh herbs you may find THIS article helpful it talks you through how you can interchange fresh and dried herbs, hope that helps!

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victoriaMonday 10th May 2021

Hi,
Could I use frozen butternut squash chunks?

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    HollyFriday 14th May 2021

    Hey Victoria, frozen butternut squash chunks would work great just keep on eye on them when they are cooking as if they are chopped quite small they may cook quicker. Hope that helps!

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