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Many cold-weather vegetables cannot be enjoyed raw and Butternut squash is one of those vegetables. However, once you know the simple steps to roasting butternut squash you can put it to use in just about anything!  The roasted chunks can be tossed with arugula and white beans. You can also blitz the squash in a food processor and use the puree to make lasagna. Not only are there unlimited ways to cook with roasted squash, there are also plenty of ways to season it. Fresh sage, thyme, or rosemary add an earthiness to the squash, while honey or maple syrup caramelizes the flesh.  Go ahead and start experimenting with different flavorings and preparations.

1 butternut squash
Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling
and freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs like thyme, rosemary, or sage (optional)
Honey or maple syrup for drizzling (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400° F.