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a bowl of oven-roasted butternut squash with a dish of chimichurri
Crispy Butternut Squash {Paleo, Whole30, Vegan}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Learn how to cook the best Crispy Butternut Squash you've ever eaten! This baked and healthy side dish is paleo, Whole30 compliant, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast butternut squash, oven-roasted butternut squash, roasted butternut squash
Servings: 4
Calories: 170 kcal
  • 2 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp parsley dried
  1. Preheat oven to 435 degrees and place a rack on the lowest setting.

  2. Combine squash, olive oil, parsley, salt, and garlic cloves in a bowl. Toss to coat. Pro tip: make sure all the squash gets some olive oil on all the sides. This will prevent sticking to the pan later.

  3. Dump the bowl onto a rimmed baking sheet and spread the veggies around to give them space. Add the rosemary sprigs.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir, and bake for another 8-12 minutes depending on your desired level of crisp (I do 10 minutes). Serve fresh from the oven.

Recipe Notes

Make sure the oven is fully preheated before you add the pan. The high heat helps to crisp them up without making them soggy.


Don’t overcrowd the pan with too many pieces as it will cause them to steam instead of caramelizing and roasting. Use a second pan if you need to cook a lot.


Every person prefers their veggies roasted to a specific level. Use common sense and check on your squash during the cooking process to see what works best for you.


The recipe calls for kosher salt; not table salt. If you need to use table salt, reduce the measurement to 1/4 tsp.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Butternut Squash {Paleo, Whole30, Vegan}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 816mg23%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 24110IU482%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.