Caramelized Squash Recipe from USA with Brown Sugar

Caramelized Squash

Caramelized Squash Recipe from USA with Brown Sugar
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Caramelized Squash
Caramelized Squash

Caramelized squash is a delicious and sweet side dish that is perfect for any fall or winter meal. The combination of the natural sweetness of the squash with the caramelized brown sugar creates a mouthwatering flavor that is sure to impress your guests.


The history of caramelized squash dates back to early American settlers who used squash as a staple in their diets. Over time, cooks began experimenting with different ways to prepare squash, eventually leading to the creation of this delectable caramelized version.


How to prepare

  1. Cut the banana squash in half and cut sections into the squash where people will be cutting out their portion. Cover it in brown sugar and pack it on really thick.
  2. Put it in the oven and bake at 350°F (177°C) for 25 minutes. Then broil on low for five minutes. Serve right away while hot.


  • Try using different types of squash such as acorn or butternut squash for a different flavor profile.
  • Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for a warm and cozy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to pack the brown sugar on thick to ensure a nice caramelized crust on the squash.

- Be sure to cut the squash into sections before baking to make it easier for guests to serve themselves.

- Serve the caramelized squash hot right out of the oven for the best flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve caramelized squash alongside roasted chicken or pork for a delicious and balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

Baking, broiling

Ingredient Substitutions

Brown sugar can be substituted with maple syrup or honey for a different flavor.

Make Ahead Tips

Caramelized squash can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve caramelized squash in the hollowed-out squash shell for a beautiful and rustic presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair caramelized squash with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store leftover caramelized squash in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven at 350°F (177°C) until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 120


Carbohydrates: 30g per serving


Fats: 0g per serving


Proteins: 1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamins and Minerals: Squash is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.


Allergens: None


Caramelized squash is a low-fat, low-calorie side dish that is rich in vitamins and minerals.


Caramelized squash is a simple yet elegant side dish that is perfect for any occasion. With its sweet and savory flavor, it is sure to become a favorite at your dinner table.

How did I get this recipe?

I vividly recall the moment I first laid eyes on this recipe for Caramelized Squash. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly through the kitchen window as I sat at the table flipping through a dusty old recipe book that had been passed down to me from my own grandmother. As I turned the pages, my eyes landed on a faded handwritten note tucked between the yellowed pages. It was a recipe for Caramelized Squash, written in elegant cursive script.

I had never heard of such a dish before, but the ingredients listed - fresh butternut squash, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter - sounded like a delicious combination. Intrigued, I decided to give it a try.

I gathered the ingredients and set to work in the kitchen, chopping the squash into bite-sized pieces and melting the butter in a large skillet. As the butter sizzled, I added the squash and sprinkled it with brown sugar and cinnamon. The sweet aroma filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation.

As the squash cooked, I watched in amazement as it transformed from a dull orange to a rich, caramelized brown. The sugar had melted and coated the squash, creating a sticky glaze that glistened in the sunlight. I couldn't wait to taste it.

When the squash was finally done, I scooped a spoonful onto my plate and took a bite. The flavors exploded in my mouth - the sweetness of the sugar, the warmth of the cinnamon, and the rich, buttery taste of the squash all combined to create a truly unforgettable dish.

From that moment on, Caramelized Squash became a staple in my kitchen. I made it for family gatherings, potlucks, and special occasions, and it never failed to impress. Each time I cooked it, I thought back to that sunny day in my kitchen when I first discovered the recipe, and I couldn't help but feel grateful for the culinary journey that had led me to this delicious dish.

Over the years, I made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding a pinch of nutmeg here, a splash of vanilla there, but the core ingredients remained the same. The secret, I discovered, was in the slow cooking process, allowing the sugar to caramelize and the flavors to meld together in perfect harmony.

As I shared the recipe with friends and family, they marveled at the simple yet elegant dish, and some even asked for copies of the handwritten note that had started it all. I was happy to oblige, knowing that this recipe would continue to be passed down through the generations, just as it had been passed down to me.

Now, as I sit at my kitchen table, surrounded by the comforting smells of cinnamon and butter, I can't help but smile as I think about the journey that led me to this recipe. It may have started with a faded note in an old recipe book, but it has become so much more than that. It is a testament to the power of good food and good memories, and I am grateful every day for the joy it has brought into my life.

So, if you ever find yourself in need of a new dish to try, I urge you to give Caramelized Squash a chance. You never know - it just might become a cherished recipe in your own kitchen, just as it has in mine.


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