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5 Ingredient Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Hazelnuts

5 Ingredient Butternut Squash with Brown Butter Hazelnuts

5 ingredient butternut squash with brown butter hazelnuts, garlic, and thyme. Whether you serve it for a weeknight dinner or the holidays, this cozy side has incredible flavors packed into one simplistic dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded, cut into 1½-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh chopped thyme
  • 1/4 cup hazelnuts roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange squash on a baking sheet and toss with oil, salt, and pepper. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, tossing every 15 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook until butter becomes dark amber and gives off a nutty aroma, stirring often, about 3 minutes, and be careful not to let it burn. Add garlic, thyme, and hazelnuts; cook for 30 seconds, stirring continuously; pull mixture off heat.
  • Arrange squash on a serving platter or in a bowl. Spoon brown butter hazelnut mixture evenly overtop.