Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with Mango!

This Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe starts with a traditional roasted butternut squash but adds the complement of sweet mango baked in an addictive syrupy sauce. 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe with mango on blue and white plate with mangoes in background

As we dive mouth first into another holiday season (which I am beyond excited about, by the way), I find myself looking forward to all the classic favorites. 

But after years of the same recipes over and over again, I’m looking to spice things up. Each year, my family adds one new dish to the fold along with the traditional hits.  

Mango Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe close up overhead on blue plate with big spoon to serve

The Perks and Highlights of this Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

After a bit of testing and a whole lot of tasting I think I found what would be the perfect new addition: Mango Roasted Butternut Squash. Butternut squash and mango are the combination you never knew could taste so good.

Cuisine Inspiration: A fusion delight, combining earthy autumn vibes of butternut squash with a tropical mango twist.

Primary Cooking Method: Roasting

Dietary Info: Vegetarian and easily adaptable to vegan preferences.

Key Flavor: A sweet and buttery symphony, enriched with spices and a hint of vanilla.

Skill Level Required: Easy

Sweet Highlights:

  • Butter Bliss: Ensures a golden, tender texture.
  • Maple Magic: Adds depth and sweetness.
  • Vanilla Vibe: Elevates the aromatic sweetness.
  • Spice Symphony: Brings comforting warmth.
  • Savory Sprinkle: Balances the dish with a touch of salt.

How to Roast Butternut Squash

This Mango Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is so simple.  This is a great and simple way to learn how to cook butternut squash.  It’s the “throw together” side dish you need for fall weeknight meals, dinner parties and holiday spreads.

Butternut squash is slightly sweet, moist and slightly nutty, while the mango offers a vibrant, sweet flavor. The butter and seasonings complement both the mango and squash while adding warmth and a touch of savory flavor.

All together they create a hearty, savory side that easily balances heavy, meat main dishes.

To roast butternut squash, you must start with smaller yet even cubes.  They will roast evenly.

Also to roast them and create a tender and soft inside texture but slightly crispy outside texture, you will need to bake them at a high heat.

This process will take more effort watching and stirring as you ensure that they will roast to perfection.

Baked Butternut Squash Cubes and mango ready to roast on top of parchment paper and a metal baking tray


The following ingredients create the most sensational and incredibly flavorful syrup that sticks to the butternut squash and mango perfectly.

  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Garlic
  • Vanilla
  • Spices

These ingredients create the most sensational syrup you could imagine.  Both savory ingredients like garlic and sweet ingredients like maple syrup mix together into the best glaze.

Additional spices like cinnamon and nutmeg add another layer of flavor, and pure vanilla extract adds even more incredible essence.


Place any leftovers in an airtight container and pop it into the fridge, and it’ll stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. A quick reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop will bring back those warm, sweet flavors.

Amazing Mango Recipes to Try

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Mango Roasted Butternut Squash

Mango Roasted Butternut Squash recipe – A traditional roasted butternut squash becomes the most unique fall side dish.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash small cubes
  • 2 cups cubed mango small cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • salt and pepper for garnish
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss butternut squash and mango together to combine.
  • Add tossed squash and mango to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.  
  • While squash and mango bake, whisk together butter, maple syrup, minced garlic, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until combined.  
  • Once squash and mango are baked, remove from oven and drizzle with maple liquid and toss to make sure all pieces are covered. Season with salt and pepper to taste then return to oven for 25-30 minutes or until syrup is caramelized and squash and mango are completely tender. *Be careful not to let syrup burn so make sure to stir throughout cooking process 2-4 times.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to serving dish. Garnish with rosemary and serve.


Note: You can make this recipe without mango by replacing the mango with additional butternut squash cubes.  Cook normally.
Place any leftovers in an airtight container and pop it into the fridge, and it’ll stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. A quick reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop will bring back those warm, sweet flavors.


Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5450IU | Vitamin C: 24.5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. Absolutely amazing,mango is in season here in Zambia and had butternut and the recipe just made Friday evening merrier.

  2. A most delicious side dish….the Mango and Butternut complement each other very well, especially with the tangy-sweet sauce.

  3. Great side dish, makes a LOVELY complement to the Mango Jerk wings, rice and peas and this! YUMMY

5 from 12 votes (1 rating without comment)

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