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hasselback butternut squash

Hasselback Butternut Squash

These Hasselback Butternut Squashes are an easy butternut squash recipe with a handful of ingredients, little hands on time, and results in a striking side dish. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked butternut squash recipe, butternut squash recipe, easy butternut squash recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author Samantha


  • 1 mediunm (about 2 lbs / 900 gr) butternut squash
  • 10-15 leaves sage, varying sizes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

  2. Hasselback* squash and place sage leaves into the partway slices of squash (placing a leaf every 2-4 spots, leaving some slices empty). 

  3. Rub squash and sage with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. 

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until squash is tender (prick with a sharp knife to see if the flesh gives). 

  5. Remove from oven and scatter with pomegranate seeds if desired. 

Recipe Notes

* see full instructions and photos in post above.