This Buttery Brown Sugar Bon Bon Hybrid Winter Squash is creamy and buttery! It’s the perfect side to any meal. You’ll fall in love with just one bite!

2 halves of bon bon hybrid winter squash, with a pool of brown sugar and butter in the middle.

This bon bon hybrid winter squash comes from my dad’s garden. Gardening is his hobby, and I get to reap the wonderful rewards from it. As I was making this Buttery Brown Sugar Bon Bon Hybrid Winter Squash I couldn’t help but think of my dad. When he prepared squash for dinner, he did it like this. Hence this squash recipe.

A red colored pastry brush is used to apply the buttery brown sugar mixture to the surface area of the winter squash.

I love squash. You may have gathered that by now, just look at this post, and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Making this dish is so easy! It requires very little prep, and only 4 ingredients total. Grab your squash (you can use acorn squash if you prefer), cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Mix brown sugar, melted butter, and a little kosher salt together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, generously spread the buttery mixture over the inside of the squash. You’ll have some of the mixture left over. Toss that in the middle of each squash. When you remove it from the oven, you’ll have a small buttery brown sugar pool, and this is the icing on the cake in this recipe. You’ll want that pool to dip your squash into.

A spoon digging out a scoop of buttery brown sugar bon bon hybrid winter squash.

Place your squash in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until it is soft and tender. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. You can eat it directly from the squash, or scoop out the tender meat and place it in a serving dish. Eat, and enjoy!

A red colored pastry brush is used to apply the buttery brown sugar mixture to the surface area of the winter squash.
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Buttery Brown Sugar Bon Bon Hybrid Winter Squash
Ingredients
  • 3 lb bon bon hybrid winter squash, or an acorn squash will work as well
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Carefully cut the squash in half. Discard the seeds and strings. Place the squash on the baking sheet.

  2. In a small bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. 

  3. Using a pastry brush, spread the brown sugar mixture over the entire squash. You should use the entire brown sugar mixture. You'll notice in my pictures that I have a handful of the brown sugar mixture sitting in the middle of each squash. 

  4. Place the squash in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until soft and tender. It's done when you can insert a fork into the meat with ease. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes. You can serve the squash as is, or you can scoop the meat out and add it to a serving bowl. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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Course: Side Dish