Mouth melting butternut squash

Explosion of flavour and nice aromas in a veggie dish!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Cook Time 20 min
  • Score 9/10

What is butternut squash exactly?

Wikipedia tells us that: “Butternut squash, also known in Australia and New Zealand as butternut pumpkin, and “Batana” in Sri Lanka is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp.”

My short explanation based on my taste buts: its’s a perfect combination between pumpkin and carrots. In both colour and flavour. And tastes the best when baked!

Here is a recipe i’ve made today, for my brunch!


  • butternut squash (350 gr) - it can be a whole butternut squash that you can slice or already sliced butternut squash pack
  • tomatoes
  • raddish
  • salt
  • mustard&honey dressing

Kitchen tools

  • oven tray
  • oven

How I did it

Step 1

First things first
Get the butternut squash peeled, cleaned and sliced; the tomatos chopped as well. Prep the oven tray by adding a table spoon of olive oil so the butternut squash does not stick to the tray. Get the oven on to warm it up!

Step 2

Get it baked!
Add the butternut squash slices in, add the tomato slices in between and add the oven tray inside the oven - i left it at 200 Celsius degrees for 20 minutes. It depends on how thick or thin the butternut squash slices are - the aim is to get these as soft as possible to that the butternut melts in your mouth when eating it!

Step 3

Once ready, season!
Remove the oven tray once the 20 minutes passed, add the slices on the plate and the tomatoes as well, then add in the honey&mustard dressing and prepare for a flavoured veggie dish that melts in your mouth, literally!