Soy Glazed Butternut Squash

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

These make great appetizers or a yummy side dish. Adapted from BH&G magazine. To make it easier to peel squash, cut squash in half, seed, then place in microwave for about 1-2 minutes. The skin will be softer and easier to peel.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes (or other winter squash)
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, finely shredded
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped (or green onions)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 14 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)


  1. Place squash in a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl combine orange peel, orange juice, scallions, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Drizzle over squash, tossing to coat.
  4. Roast, uncovered, in a 425*F. oven for 20-25 minutes or until squash is tender, stirring several times. Stir cubes again before serving.
  5. Place a toothpick in each squash cube, if using for appetizers. Serve warm.
  6. Makes about 48 appetizers.
Most Helpful

5 5

Made this as a side and it turned out lovely. I'm still looking for a butternut recipe that my seven year old will eat but the rest of the household enjoyed it. Leftovers were used in lunch wraps with pork roast and fresh spinach, yum!

5 5

This is a delicious and unique way to prepare squash. It was pretty easy to throw together. I didn't measure anything, just estimated. I used Braggs liquid aminos instead of soy sauce, and definitely extra red pepper flakes. We enjoyed it as a side dish with my Italian Beans and Greens recipe and some good bread. I might make this next Thanksgiving for our family potluck. Reviewed for Vegetarian Swap, January 2009.

5 5

My husband requested I rate this with 6 stars. I did cook it a bit too long so the squares were a little too tender for an appetizer but we were having them as a side dish anyway. I forgot scallions and we didnt miss them.