Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples with Pecans
I love roasting fall vegetables in maple syrup. The vegetables become so sweet and they are a perfect side dish to pretty much any main meal.
This side dish cannot be easier and faster to make. You mix a few ingredients in a baking dish and throw it in the oven until the vegetables are tender and delicious. What could be easier than that?
I paired this side dish with slow cooker barbecue pulled pork enchiladas. I ended up feeling almost bored while making dinner because both the main and side dishes were so easy to make.
When you need a quick but extremely nutritious side dish for dinner, this recipe is the one to make!
Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples with Pecans:
(recipe slightly adapted from: http://forealslife.com)
1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
3 large apples, chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400°.
- Spray a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. In the dish mix together the squash, apples and syrup.
- Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until the squash is tender.
- Top with the pecans and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Serve and enjoy!