Dinner Little Dishes

Sweet Sweet Butternut Squash

I could not find any quote about butternut squash (shocking right?) so I am just going to jump right into the recipe. This recipe tasted more like dessert than a vegetable (a recurring theme for my holiday dishes…) and my friends loved it. I will definitely be making this again around Christmastime!


  • 1 large butternut squash (I cheated and bought a pre-cubed squash)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • a shake of fresh black pepper
  • Rosemary for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and spray down a cookie sheet.
  2. Put the squash cubes in a large bowl and stir in the maple syrup and olive oil. Then, sprinkle the salt, cinnamon, and pepper. Toss everything around to coat the cubes.
  3. Lay the cubes flat on the cookie sheet ensuring they’re not on top of each other. Pour the excess liquid on top.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove and flip the cubes/move them around a bit. Bake them again for another 10 minutes and remove.
  5. Pour the cubes into a bowl and sprinkle rosemary on top. That’s it! Serve with a large spoon.
Basically a dessert salad…

About The Dairy QueenThe Dairy Queen

Just a New England gal stuck in rural Virginia. Can be found avoiding dairy at all costs. Talents include speed reading ingredient labels and enjoying ice cream via smell. If I could major in Spotify playlist construction and dairy free cooking, I would.

I have been blessed with a dairy allergy and have not touched a cheesy piece of pizza in years. Thus, here we are. I hope you find these recipes simple, inexpensive, and delicious. I have years of experience avoiding dairy, so hopefully my adventures can help you out.

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