Simple Caramelized Butternut Squash


1 butternut squash – peeled and cut in half lengthwise
6 tablespoons of melted butter
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400°

Remove the butternut squash seeds and cut squash into ¼ to 1-inch cubes.  Toss all of the ingredients together in a bowl.  Spread the squash in a single layer on a baking sheet – try not to have the pieces touching because you want them crispy rather than soft. Roast for 45 to 55 minutes, depending on the size of your pieces – but until the squash is tender and the glaze begins to caramelize.  While it is roasting, turn it a couple of times with a spatula.