How to Roast Squash and Pumpkin

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  • 1 squash or sugar pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the squash or sugar pumpkin in half, then scrape out the seeds and stringy bits.
  3. Place each half into a baking dish, cut side up (like in the pictures), then add some water to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp brown sugar into the centre of each half of squash. 
  5. Cover each squash side in tin foil.
  6. Bake for 1-2 hours.  Some take longer than others, depending on the density of the squash.  Just check them at the 1 hour mark, to see if the flesh is soft and scrape-able and looks nice and roasted.
  7. After roasting, scrape the roasted squash from the skin, then puree it with the butter and sugar. 
  8.  Now enjoy as a side dish or use the cooled puree in your baking.

Keywords: homemade pumpkin puree, roasted pumpkin, roasted squash