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Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts


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Earlier than I allow you to get on together with your vacation festivities, I’ve one final recipe in your Thanksgiving desk that’s as lovely as it’s scrumptious.

As Taylor would say… Are you readddyyyy for it?

Beautiful candy and spicy brussels and butternut squash are roasted with cayenne pepper, maple syrup and olive oil to golden crispy perfection.

Then in goes crispy bacon (turkey or pork work), dried cranberries (or cherries!) and your absolute favourite crumbled cheese (i vote goat or gorgonzola).

Voila! It’s a flowery facet dish that everybody goes to gobble up.

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maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts with bacon, cheese, and pecans

Components on this maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts

Belief me after I say you’re going to LOVE the flavors on this beautiful dish. Tender greens, crispy bacon, and scrumptious mix-ins make it completely epic. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Veggies: we’re roasting up candy butternut squash and brussels sprouts to create a stunning base for this facet dish.
  • Olive oil: you’ll want somewhat olive oil to do all that roasting.
  • Maple syrup: add somewhat sweetness with pure maple syrup.
  • Spices: right here’s the place all that flavaaa is available in! We’re tossing the veggies with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves (or allspice), salt and pepper. Candy and savory goodness.
  • Bacon: add additional savory taste with some crispy bacon.
  • Combine-ins: each chew is SO decadent due to the dried cranberries, toasted pecans, and cheese crumbles. See under in your cheese choices!

Make this veggie facet dish your personal

There are infinite methods to get inventive with this maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts. Listed here are some nice choices:

  • Choose your veggies. Be happy to swap the butternut squash with pumpkin or candy potato!
  • Modify your spice degree. I like the kick of warmth that cayenne pepper provides to this dish, however be happy to omit in case you don’t like spicy meals.
  • Select your mix-ins. You may as well use dried cherries, toasted almonds, and gorgonzola, bleu cheese, or goat cheese crumbles!
  • Go vegetarian (or vegan). Merely omit the bacon to maintain this dish vegetarian, and omit the cheese to make it vegan.

maple roasted butternut squash brussels sprouts in a bowl

Suggestions for prepping the butternut squash

You may completely purchase pre-cut butternut squash cubes from the shop, OR observe this information for peeling and cubing butternut squash!

Don’t overlook to toast your pecans

There are two straightforward methods to do it:

  • Range high technique: place pecans in a small pan over medium warmth. Stir pecans till toasted and aromatic, about 3-4 minutes. They’re accomplished as quickly as they begin trying darker and odor toasty. Instantly take away the pecans from the pan to a bowl or paper towel to stop burning.
  • Oven technique: you can even toast the pecans within the oven on a baking sheet at 350 levels F for 6-7 minutes.

See find out how to make the maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts

Maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts in 4 straightforward steps

  1. Prep your pans. Begin by lining a giant baking sheet (or two smaller ones) with parchment paper. Unfold out the butternut squash cubes and brussels sprouts halves on the pans, ensuring they’re not touching in order that they roast and don’t steam.
  2. Roast the veggies. Whisk collectively the oil, maple syrup, and spices, then pour it all around the veggies and toss nicely with clear arms. Roast these greens up till they’re golden and caramelized.
  3. Cook dinner the bacon. Whereas the veggies are roasting, cook dinner your bacon, pat away the grease with a paper towel, and chop it.
  4. Assemble the dish. Add your roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts to a big serving platter or bowl, and fold within the chopped bacon, dried cranberries, and toasted pecans. Garnish together with your selection of crumbled cheese and serve!

Wish to cook dinner the bacon within the oven?

It’s straightforward! Comply with all of my suggestions and methods right here for cooking bacon within the oven, then chop it and add it to the dish.


maple roasted butternut squash with brussels sprouts, pecans, and cheese in a bowl

Make-ahead suggestions

Save time by prepping these components forward of time! I like to recommend cubing the squash, slicing the brussels sprouts, and storing them in an hermetic container within the fridge till you’re prepared to complete the recipe. Alternatively, you may roast the veggies as directed, allow them to cool, and retailer them within the fridge the evening earlier than. Then merely reheat the veggies within the oven, cook dinner the bacon, and toss all the pieces collectively.

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I hope you’re keen on this spicy maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts! In case you make it make sure you depart a remark and a score so I understand how you appreciated it. Take pleasure in, xo!

Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon

butternut squash brussels sprouts in a bowl

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook dinner Time 45 minutes

Complete Time 1 hour

Serves6 servings

Candy and spicy maple roasted butternut squash and brussels sprouts with savory, crispy bacon, candy dried cranberries, toasty pecans, and crumbled cheese. This filling, veggie-packed dish is the right facet dish or a fundamental meal for the vacations or weeknights!


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, stems and outer leaves eliminated and halved
  • 4 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon floor cloves or allspice
  • Freshly floor salt and pepper
  • 4-5 oz raw bacon
  • cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup toasted pecans halves, chopped
  • cup your selection of gorgonzola crumbles, blue cheese crumbles or goat cheese crumbles


  • Preheat oven to 425 levels F. Line a big baking sheet or two small baking sheets with parchment paper. Unfold out brussels sprouts and butternut squash being cautious to not overcrowd in order that the veggies roast and don’t steam. If the pan is overcrowded I recommend utilizing two pans and rotating the pans midway by way of baking.

  • In small bowl combine collectively the olive oil, maple syrup, garlic powder, cayenne, cinnamon and cloves till nicely mixed. Pour over the brussels and butternut squash. Season generously with salt and pepper. Use clear arms to toss collectively then unfold out evenly on the baking sheet. 

  • Roast within the oven for quarter-hour then flip and roast for an extra quarter-hour till brussels flip a slight golden brown and squash is fork tender.

  • Whereas the veggies are roasting, cook dinner your bacon in response to the instructions on the package deal. Bear in mind you solely want about 4-5 ounces (or about 4-6 slices). 

  • As soon as accomplished cooking bacon and it’s crispy, switch to a paper towel and pat away the grease as a lot as potential, then chop the bacon and put aside.

  • As soon as the butternut squash and brussels are accomplished roasting, switch them to a big serving bowl and gently fold in chopped bacon, dried cranberries and toasted pecans. Garnish together with your selection of crumbled cheese.

Recipe Notes

See the complete put up for methods to customise this dish and suggestions for making it forward of time!


Serving: 1servingEnergy: 295calCarbohydrates: 27.2gProtein: 8gFats: 18.7gSaturated Fats: 4.1gFiber: 4.8gSugar: 15.1g

This put up was initially printed on November twentieth, 2017, and republished on November ninth, 2023.



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