Easy Butternut Squash Skillet – My New Favorite Side Dish


butternut squash skillet


I could eat and eat and eat this butternut squash skillet.  It is so good!

Our church had a potluck dinner before Christmas where someone brought a sweet potato dish that was out of this world.  I searched for the cook and finally found that the very talented Lisa had brought it.  She emailed me the recipe she used as inspiration.

I took the ideas and decided to use butternut squash instead of sweet potatoes.  I also made mine a one-dish recipe by using an oven proof skillet.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:  

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I peeled and cut my butternut squash, but you could save time by buying the squash that’s already prepped from the produce section.  Cutting the squash only takes about 5 minutes if you use a sharp knife.

Easy Butternut Squash Skillet – My New Favorite Side Dish

Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash cut in bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook garlic and onion in olive oil in a large oven proof skillet.
  2. Stir in the squash and other ingredients.
  3. Spread the squash out in an even layer in the skillet.
  4. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for about 30 minutes or until squash is fork tender.
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  1. I love butternut squash, can’t wait to try this one! Thanks Tiffany!

  2. Could this be done in the crock pot? My oven isnt working and i really want to try.

  3. Trying this now. This recipe caught my eye because of the seasonings. I love Cinnamon, ginger and thyme.
    My squash was huge so I only used half. I will let you know.

  4. Can you just cook in baking pan, seems like you could use a throw away pan with so many dishes and pans used for holiday cooking. Always looking to help the chef!w

  5. SO glad i found your website- always encouraging me that i CAN do this! Meal planning is not as hard as i make it out to be and doesn’t have to take hours on end! and delicious can be SIMPLE! thanks so much 🙂


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