Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Vanilla Recipe


Butternut squash with butter, ginger, walnuts, thyme, and vanilla. Perfect fall or holiday side!

What you will need

1 butternut squash, about 2 pounds, peeled, seeds removed, flesh cut into 1-inch cubes (see how to cut and peel a butternut squash)

3 bay leaves (if boiling the squash)

1 Tbsp vegetable oil (if roasting the squash)


1 heaping cup of walnuts (can substitute pecans or pine nuts)

2-3 Tbsp butter

2 teaspoons grated ginger

1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Black pepper to taste


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