Oct
26

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

Let’s start roasting! Fall means two things, roasted vegetables and fresh fall produce as far as the eye can see, right? Roasting is the easiest way to cook all of the fresh fall vegetables. Turn on the oven, toss them with a little dash of seasonings and roast. Balsamic roasted butternut squash, brussels sprouts and pomegranate combines a few of my favorite flavors in one simple dish.  I couldn’t resist topping the roasted vegetables off with the fresh tart flavor of crunchy pomegranate seeds from the pomegranates grown in my backyard.

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

One of my favorite things about developing recipes is that my house smells like Thanksgiving and Christmas long before the holiday season arrives. Because I start cooking seasonal recipes months in advance, the holidays usually sneak up on me. This year, I am trying to plan ahead and at least prepare my Thanksgiving Day menu a few weeks in advance. One thing is for sure; these roasted vegetables are definitely on my holiday menu. They require minimal prep time or additional seasonings so they are quick and easy. Any leftovers are a great addition to a fall salad. I like to add roasted vegetables to greens and serve it with my favorite Maple Balsamic Dressing.

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

Tell me, what is your favorite fall vegetable to roast? How do you like to roast your vegetables? Leave a comment below so that I can try new combinations of flavors all season long.

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 3 cups brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Arrange butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and onion on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and toss. Season with pepper. Roast in oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until browned. Remove from oven and add to a serving dish. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/10/26/balsamic-roasted-butternut-squash-and-brussels-sprouts-with-pomegranate/

Source: adapted from Food Network Magazine, November 2015

Balsamic Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Seeds is an easy flavorful side dish!

35 Comments

  1. Ramona W

    I love all the flavors and colors you have going on in this dish!! It’s perfect for entertaining this time of year. 🙂

  2. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    I am obsessed with all things roasted veggies these days! I absolutely LOVE the combo you’ve got going on here! Butternut squash and brussels sprouts belong together and gosh, is this panful ever gorgeous! 🙂

  3. Beth

    Ashley, this is gorgeous health food.. YUM!!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    YES to roasting ALL the produce possible in the fall! I love how cozy and delicious it makes the house smell! And I LOVE this roasted squash and brussels dish! Balsamic pairs so well with those and I adore your addition of pomegranate seeds! SUPER jealous you grow them in your backyard! Pinned! Cheers, girlie!

  5. mira

    Love roasted veggies and I see all of my favorite fall ingredients on that plate! Pinning!

  6. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    I absolutely love brussles sprouts and butternut squash. This would be an excellent side dish at Thanksgiving!

  7. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Such a beautiful fall colored side dish Ashley! I love adding balsamic vinegar to roasted vegetables, and the pomegranate seeds are a great sweet and tart addition!

  8. Julia

    This is beautiful! I love that you paired pom seeds with it!

  9. Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

    I love roasting all the veggies at this time of year too. I know just what you mean about the pre-holiday recipe developing. And my husband thinks it is the BEST part of my job. He could eat Thanksgiving recipes every single night and never complain.

  10. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    I am a huge fan of roasting ALL the veggies too – roasting them makes them taste just so darn good! Ashley – I love your use of tart pomegranate seeds with the roasted squash and BS! I could eat that whole tray!

  11. Ashley

    haha I’ve definitely been roasting away at our house! Brussels & butternut are two of my veryyy favorites – these sound fantastic!

  12. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Stunning photos! Roasted brussels sprouts are just the best- pinning 🙂

  13. Sues

    Such a beautiful fall dish. Doesn’t get much better than this!!

  14. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This looks like an awesome side dish for the Holidays Ashley! I love roasted brussels sprouts!

  15. Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe

    I love adding pomegranates to everything (ask my family :p) i think they add such nice color, crunch and sweetness! I dont like brussel sprouts but they look very good here that i just might have to try it!!

  16. Manali @ CookWithManali

    oh how pretty those veggies look! This is the kind of lunch I can eat everyday, so yum!

  17. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Wow! What a gorgeous dish and full of so much goodness! I think this would be one way to get me to get my brussel sprouts 🙂

  18. Denise @ Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Roasted vegetables are a staple at our house, but I’ve never tried adding pomegranates…I will definitely give it a try! Looks delicious!

  19. kushi

    WOW! This looks so gorgeous and healthy!

  20. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love this side dish!!! perfect for fall and Thanksgiving! Beautiful!

  21. Marie at The Interior Frugalista

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! Always looking for brussel sprout recipes to convert the brussel sprout haters during the holidays and I think this might do it! Thanks for linking up at our DIY Sunday Showcase Party this week and for the great recipe – which I’ve pinned.

  22. Margy

    Two of my favourite vegetables, squash and Brussel sprouts. – Margy

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  27. Mollie

    What a beautiful side for fall (or Thanksgiving!) Thanks for sharing this to Throwback Thursday!

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