Friday, December 9, 2011

Butternut Squash with Pineapple and Slivered Almonds- Perfect sides

I was making my favorite but usual Butternut and Dried Cranberry side dish last night. I don't know about you but I'm starting to come down with a case of the winter blues so I decided to give my squash a summer spin by adding canned pineapples and almonds for crunch. Fantastic!  The pineapples caramelized beautifully with the squash and the crunchy almonds just took my dish to the next level. This is a great recipe to try out when you're snowed in or just looking to add a twist.
Jen DePalma's Butternut Squash and Pineapple Side
1 lb of cubed butternut squash
1 cup of all natural canned pineapple plus the juice
2 tbsp of brown sugar
2 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/4 cup of slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Combine all ingredients and place in casserole dish (cover tightly with foil wrap)
Bake 20 minutes, remove foil and cook 10-15 minutes more until golden brown
Bon Appetit!
Combine all ingredients


  1. Why is the cubed squash still not soft after complete cooking time?

  2. Hey Anonymous, You don't want the squash to be too mushy it should still be slightly firm. Are you covering the casserole dish?

  3. Everyone loves this recipe and I take it to church every so often, too!!!

  4. I found this recipe via pinterest and wanted to take the time to comment on this wonderful dish. Very easy to make, delicious flavours and easy to follow directions. I added 2 tbsp of sriracha sauce and found the spice level good for hubby and I, but a bit zippy for the kiddo's (which can be easily fixed with less spice). Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
    Regards: Eve Hunt