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Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash

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Once of the nicest autumn desserts in our country is the Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash. You can also use pumpkin, however, it is larger and it requires longer cooking time.

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How much does a kilo of butternut squash cost in Romania?

The price of butternut squash is 2 Ron (0.4 Eur)/kg and you can buy it in farmers’ markets, supermarkets, etc.

Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash or Pumpkin ingredients

You can also use raisins, nuts, honey, vanilla or rum extract, even salt and pepper if you feel like it. Feel free to add ingredients to this beautiful simple dish that brings back childhood memories every time you cook it.

Easy Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash

Recipe by ViviCourse: Dessert, SidesCuisine: RomanianDifficulty: Easy


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Granny’s unique Romanian Roasted Butternut Squash recipe always brings back memories. I remember the smell in our tiny apartment every single autumn…Check out this really simple recipe that will bring the flavor of love to your home.


  • 🎃 1 butternut squash

  • 🎃 brown sugar

  • 🎃 cinnamon

  • 🎃 raisins, vanilla or rum extract (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the seeds and stringy bits from each half.
  • Transfer the halves cut side up into your oven baking tray.
  • Add brown sugar and cinnamon. Now it’s the time to add raisins, vanilla or rum extract if you desire.
  • Roast in the oven for approximately 1-1.5 hrs, or until fork tender.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Use in other dishes (pie for example) or serve with whipped cream.

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  • You can use honey instead of brown sugar.
  • You can add raisins, butter, vanilla or rum extract.
  • You can season with salt and pepper if you wish.

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Adara and Vivi – Cooking Romania by Vivi

Vivi is a passionate teacher, story teller and photographer. Adara is a passionate accountant, businesswoman and videographer. On Cooking Romania by Vivi, the Mom and Daughter play together at the intersection of self and food mastery.

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