Thanksgiving is a day you either love or you dread. Why overcomplicate your menu, you already have enough to do? Quick simple one-sheet Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprout Medley is the perfect side dish for making your day a little easier.
(Original post date Nov 7, 2017. Links and post updated Nov. 14, 2021)
Use simple, fresh ingredients that can stand out on their own and make your day a little easier. Yep, that is my trick for simple Thanksgiving meal planning. This one-dish Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts Medley is a quick simple side dish your family will love.
Sweet, festive, healthy, and kid-friendly is what makes this dish such a hit no matter who you are feeding. The best part is that it is as simple as cut, season, toss, bake, drizzle, and serve and enjoy.
Most of the ingredients you can buy are pre-cut and ready to go, however, if you can’t find cut brussels sprouts or pre-cut butternut squash you can prep them in only takes 10 minutes. Therefore, this is a dish that is an all-around win!
How to make Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprout Medley
- Once all veggies are chopped and ready drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and roasted cinnamon. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until Brussels sprouts are roasted and squash is fork-tender.
- Finally drizzle with maple syrup, toss, and sprinkle with pecans and serve. I know how can something that tastes so festive be so simple!
There is no need to overcomplicate your holiday menu. This Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts Medley is everything you need in one tasty bowl.
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FAQ and Tips
Common Questions that get asked about the recipe, and tips to save you time and money.
- I am don’t have room in my oven to bake this, can I wrap everything in foil and put it on the grill?
Yes, but keep in mind the squash may stick to the foil and fall appart, and you want to flip half way through to ensure it does not burn.
- Can I use something other than butternut squash?
Absolutely, recipes are just guidelines, but keep in mind your flavor profile will be different.
- I don’t like cinnamon or maple syrup is there something else I can use?
If you do not like the ingredients that give this recipe it’s flavor then this recipe is not for you. I would search for a squash and sprouts medley that uses honey.
Recipe for Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts
Maple Pecan Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Medley
- Baking Sheet
- 2 cups butternut squash cubed
- 4 cups Brussels sprouts halved
- 1 small yellow onion sliced
- 1 tbsp roasted cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Once butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and onions are chopped and ready drizzle with olive oil, season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, and roasted cinnamon. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until Brussels sprouts are roasted and squash is fork tender.
- Remove veggies from the oven and drizzle with maple syrup, toss around until everything is well coated. Stir in half the pecans. Transfer to baking dish, top with remaining pecans, and serve.
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