roasted butternut squash with cranberries and feta

Some of you may remember that I bought my first place way back in July, and have been slowly making it my own.  (If you follow along on Instagram, you might see sneak peeks of the process!)

In August I decided to get a roommate to help with my mortgage, and proceeded to post an ad online for one.  (Yeah I was pretty nervous about that!!)  Well, the first girl who responded came over to see the place and to chat about things, and we hit it off right away (as in...we visited for an hour and a half)!  She moved in 2 weeks later, and voila....I now had a roommate.

She's been so wonderful, and I can hardly believe that we didn't know each other before she moved in. Haha!  We try and do supper together at least once a week (and also usually watch some sort of British show...currently finishing off The Crown!), and we alternate who cooks.  It's been fabulous, and looooong story short: this recipe was her discovery!

Roasted butternut squash, tart and delicious cranberries, and feta cheese all come together for one of the most intriguing, delicious side dishes I've ever had.  Now I'm obsessed with cranberries, and want to eat them all the time.  Ha!  But seriously, such good winter-y flavours!


roasted butternut squash with cranberries & feta

recipe slightly adapted from: Peas and Crayons

ingredients:

1 medium-large butternut squash, peeled and cubed into bite-sized pieces

oil of your choice for drizzling

garlic powder, salt and pepper - to taste

2 cups fresh cranberries

*optional: honey - for added sweetness

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directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.  Drizzle a baking sheet with oil.  Add squash, and add a drizzle of oil over top.  Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.  Roast for about 20 minutes, flipping squash at least once while cooking.

Add the cranberries to the pan, and cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until the cranberries have started to burst, and the squash is soft.

Remove from the oven, sprinkle with feta, and serve!  

*Add a drizzle of honey over top if you find the cranberries a bit too tart for your taste! 


Happy Squash Roasting!

-Kelsey