Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Spice

For a delish meatless meal or paired with your favorite meat or fish protein, my Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Spice is an easy-to-make, healthy holiday dish! For Vegans enjoy without the cheese (or with a Vegan alternative).

Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Spice


  • 1 bag butternut squash (diced or spiraled)
  • 2-3 sweet apples, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • dash garlic salt
  • dash garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (or to taste)
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 lemon (freshly squeezed lemon juice for apples and for plating)
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 c. mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bag fresh chopped spinach
  • 1/2 c. almonds (whole or sliced)
  • 1/3 c. dried cranberries
  • Gorgonzola or Pecorino cheese (for grating)


  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F

To Roast

  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F
  • Spray (or dust) olive oil on a cookie sheet
  • Place butternut squash on the sheet
  • Add pumpkin pie spice
  • Add diced apple (mixed with a spritz of lemon juice)
  • Add garlic salt & powder, cinnamon
  • Roast mix in the oven for 30-40 minutes until squash istender but not mushy.

At the Stovetop

  • In a skillet on the stovetop over low heat, spray olive oil
  • Add in onions and garlic and sauté until translucent
  • Add in Mushrooms, spinach, almonds, a dash of garlic powder& salt, and stir.

To Plate

  • Put skillet mixture in a large bowl, and add roastedbutternut squash and apple spice.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the top
  • Add in dried cranberries
  • Grate Gorgonzola or Pecorino cheese on top
  • Serve warm