Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze

Grilling butternut squash highlights the squash’s natural sweetness while crisping up the outside. Add a honey maple glaze with a little char and you have a delicious squash recipe worth eating all year long.

There are a lot of interesting ways to cook butternut squash, what we like about grilling the squash is how it brings out the squash’s inner sweetness without ending up with a pile of mush.

Grilled Butternut Squash Tips

A few tips when you’re grilling squash. Cutting the squash in half rounds creates a unique final presentation and keeps the squash from falling through the grate. If you want the squash to end up as little cubes either cook it on a grill pan or in a foil packet like we do with our Grilled Sweet Potato recipe.

To keep the squash from sticking to the grill make sure to preheat the grill. Preheating is usually enough to keep the squash from sticking if that doesn’t work try oiling the grill before putting the squash on.

In our testing, we found that the pieces from the top of the squash tended to be denser than those towards the bottom. To make sure they’re cooked all the way through, the denser pieces often needed to be grilled a couple of minutes longer or cooked on a hotter part of the grill than those from the bottom.

This grilled butternut squash recipe uses honey and maple syrup’s natural stickiness to coat the outside of the squash to create a crispy crust full of flavor. The chili powder in this recipe helps to balance the sweetness in the honey and maple syrup, giving squash cooked this way a nice crispy outside and rounder fuller flavor than most squash dishes.

This grilled butternut squash dish has the chops to stand out whether it’s being served at a backyard BBQ or at a fancy dinner party. We like to serve it with a Grilled Pork Tenderloin or Smoked Turkey. Another side dish that compliments this recipe is our Sweet Corn and Anaheim Peppers.

Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze Recipe
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Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Calories: 409 kcal
4.7 from 10 votes

Grilling butternut squash highlights the squash’s natural sweetness while crisping up the outside. Add a honey maple glaze with a little char and you have a delicious squash recipe worth eating all year long.

There are a lot of interesting ways to cook butternut squash, what we like about grilling the squash is how it brings out the squash’s inner sweetness without ending up with a pile of mush.

Grilled Butternut Squash Tips

A few tips when you’re grilling squash. Cutting the squash in half rounds creates a unique final presentation and keeps the squash from falling through the grate. If you want the squash to end up as little cubes either cook it on a grill pan or in a foil packet like we do with our Grilled Sweet Potato recipe.

To keep the squash from sticking to the grill make sure to preheat the grill. Preheating is usually enough to keep it from sticking if that doesn’t work try oiling the grill before putting the squash on.

In our testing, we found that the pieces from the top of the squash tended to be denser than those towards the bottom. To make sure they’re cooked all the way through, the denser pieces often needed to be grilled a couple of minutes longer or cooked on a hotter part of the grill than those from the bottom.

This grilled butternut squash recipe uses honey and maple syrup’s natural stickiness to coat the outside of the squash to create a crispy crust full of flavor. The chili powder in this recipe helps to balance the sweetness in the honey and maple syrup, giving squash cooked this way a nice crispy outside and rounder fuller flavor than most squash dishes.

This grilled butternut squash dish has the chops to stand out whether it’s being served at a backyard BBQ or at a fancy dinner party. We like to serve it with a Grilled Pork Tenderloin or Smoked Turkey. Another side dish that compliments this recipe is our Sweet Corn and Anaheim Peppers.

Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by peeling the squash and cutting it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and cut the squash in 1/2 inch think rounds

  2. Combine the melted butter, honey, chili powder, salt, and pepper with 1 tbsp of water.
  3. On a medium grill, that has been preheated, spread the squash out on the grill. Paint each slice with the glaze. After coating one side, turn the squash over, and coat the other side and grill the squash for 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Flip the squash slices over, coat the other side with the glaze, and continue grilling the squash for another 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. The squash is done when they are soft all the way through, but not floppy. The best tasting ones are the ones with a little char on the outside but aren't burnt.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Butternut Squash with Honey Maple Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 409 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1343mg 56%
Potassium 1365mg 39%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 811.9%
Vitamin C 95.5%
Calcium 20.7%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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