This oven-roasted butternut squash works well on its own as a side dish, but can also be tossed with pasta or fresh herbs—or both—for more flavor. Slideshow: Butternut Squash Recipes
Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss the squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread the squash on a baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven for 25 minutes. Toss and continue cooking for 20 more minutes, until tender and lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and serve.