Roasted Seasoned Winter Squash Medley
adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2015/10/roasted-seasoned-winter-squash-medley.html
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tsp brown sugar
2 lbs mixed winter squash (butternut, kabocha, etc.), peeled and cut into 3/4 –inch cubes
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt and brown sugar.
In a large mixing bowl, toss squash with butter and olive oil. Add 1 tablespoon of the spice mixture to the bowl and toss well to coat. Place squash on a sheet pan lined with parchment and bake for 40-45 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes, to allow for even browning. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 teaspoons more of spice mixture. Toss gently to coat and serve hot.
The first 5 ingredients would be an excellent spice mix for other items such as pork chops, sweet potatoes, soups and stews. I eliminated the salt from the original recipe – but if you feel like the mix needs it, add 1/2 tsp. kosher salt.