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Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta

Ekaterina Yusupova

Are you looking for a tasty autumn treat? Look no further, because we’ve found the perfect recipe that’s super healthy and low in calories. This side dish pairs well with the traditional Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas ham. The joyful color combo of majestically yellow squash and rich cranberries will put a smile on your face as you enjoy your meal.


  • 3 lb. large butternut squash (peeled + chopped)
  • 1-2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
  • 1-2 cups fresh cranberries or as much as you need
  • 2-3 TBSP honey plus extra to taste
  • 1/4 cup finely crumbled feta
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • fresh or dried parsley to garnish, optional


Pre-heat the oven at 400 degrees F. Add olive oil to a baking sheet and toss the cubed squash with an extra drizzle of olive oil. Next, add condiments to taste: salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bake the squash for 25 minutes, then pull it out to add in fresh cranberries. Then, return the pan to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the cranberries are done. Add cinnamon along with feta and raw honey. Sprinkle some chopped parsley for a touch of color and voila! Your seasonal side dish is ready.

TIP: You can use dried cranberries for the recipe and the taste will be sweeter.




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