Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Butternut Squash

pumpkin spice roasted butternut squash

I love Thanksgiving. I really can't even tell you HOW much I love Thanksgiving. It's not as stressful to me as Christmas can get (although I love Christmas just as much!) and it still brings families together. From almost the time I got married, I've always cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner. We haven't always had it on Thanksgiving - in fact often we've spent the actual day being someone else's guest. But, I've always cooked a dinner just for us. I decided that if I ever needed to host, I needed to know how to cook it, right? And, over the years, we've had our fair share of hosting, too. The fun of cooking Thanksgiving dinner to me is finding a delicious recipe to add to our traditional ones each year. This year it's a new side dish - Pumpkin Spice Roasted Butternut Squash.

I was wandering around the grocery store the other day and came across this:

Yes, that is Country Crock ® Pumpkin Spice. It is deeee-licious! Really, even just smeared on a warm piece of toast. I can't get enough!

And the best part is, Country Crock ® Pumpkin Spice has 0 grams of TransFat, so I don't even need to feel guilty about eating it!


This is really easy to make, too.

1 Butternut Squash (I got a pretty large one, so if yours is small, you can probably half the rest of the ingredients)
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of Country Crock ® Pumpkin Spice

1. Peel, seed and dice the butternut squash
2. Put the brown sugar and the Country Crock ® Pumpkin Spice in a saucepan. Then, mix and melt until it's all combined.
3. Pour the melted mixture over the butternut squash and mix it until it's all coated.
4. Place in a baking dish and bake on 350 for 1 hour (or until the squash is tender).

One of my favorite parts about this dish is that you can easily mix it up the night before then throw it in the oven while your turkey is roasting. Thanksgiving multitasking at it's finest!

And if you're looking for more yummy recipes to use for Thanksgiving, you can find more at

Now, on to the fun part. Are you up for an awesome giveaway? I am....except as a host I'm not eligible to enter. = / How fun would this prize be to get for Thanksgiving?!?

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Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own. 


  1. This looks wonderful, thanks for sharing... and thanks for hosting :)

  2. Favorite Thanksgiving tradition: putting olives on our fingers. It's the only time of year when it's appropriate to play with your food ;)

  3. I love Thanksgiving too... and you're right, this is so simple. Who needs extra stress around the holidays. I think this would be a great substitution for sweet potato pie. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I live out of state from my mom/family I go home every year for Thanksgiving

  5. My personal favorite Tradition has to be, havin' all the Kiddo's & Grandkiddo's here with us for Thanksgiving Dinner!!! It's the best time spent together...

    Thanks for chance to win such cool things for our Dinner gathering too!! :)

  6. I am definitely putting this on the menu soon. I love roasted squash, pumpkin, etc.

  7. thanks for following Carole's Chatter. Hope you have a fantabulous week.

  8. I'm a new follower from the blog hop! and this looks delish!

  9. Hi Shatzi, I'm Connie at, a new GFC friend. I would love if you stop by and be mine, too.
    Hey this dish looks wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  10. We always take a family walk after Thanksgiving dinner and look for early Christmas lights!

  11. Spending time with family and eating leftovers!

  12. Thanksgiving... it's the only time of year I cook a whole Turkey!! :)

  13. Your status on FB made me come on over and check out this give away.

    1. Oh, and my favorite Thanksgiving tradition is dinner at my parents. Been doing it my whole life and even though we've been married 16 years, I still have yet to host Thanksgiving.

  14. I love spending time with family and breaking out the Christmas decorations!

  15. my favorite thanksgiving tradition is all the certain foods we HAVE TO HAVE!! its just not the same without candy yams and black olives, etc:)

  16. Favorite tradition is sharing what everyone is Thankful for!

  17. Yum! Who knew about that flavor? I'll have to look for it in the store.


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