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Parmesan Butternut Squash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan and bread crumbs makes a superb side dish we love to share. Using the microwave cuts down on long roasting time. —Jackie O'Callaghan, West Lafayette, Indiana
Parmesan Butternut Squash Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place squash and water in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, covered, on high 15-17 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. Preheat broiler. Transfer squash to a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Toss bread crumbs with cheese, salt and pepper; sprinkle over squash. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 1-2 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 112 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 168mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

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