Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash

To my surprise the Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash was a dish you could order along with your meal. I always think of pasta when I think of the Olive Garden. Imagine my surprise when they were serving up roasted butternut squash. They make roast theirs with a sweet wine sauce, and it is wonderful. I am going to show you how to make this side dish just like they do.
roasted butternut squash

Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash

Yes, the Olive Garden serves up many wonderful dishes, their salad, their Alfredo sauce, their famous soups. Recently when I was dining at the Olive Garden you could get roasted butternut squash as a side dish. You can make this at home now, it is very easy to make. If you find it difficult to cut butternut squash I find that both Costco and Trader Joes sells butternut squash already cut up and ready to use. I recommend Riesling wine for this recipe, but honestly any sweet wine will do.  I wouldn’t use an expensive white wine in this recipe, personally I would choose something under ten dollars that is drinkable.

You may want to serve this dish with a roast or a roasted chicken.   I love making the oven do double duty when I am roasting meat.   This way I have less to clean up later.  You can enjoy this butternut squash roasted just  like the Olive Garden tonight.

roasted butternut squash

Olive Garden Roasted Butternut Squash

Olive Garden served roasted butternut squash a few years back.  This butternut squash is flavored with sweet wine.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butternut squash, Olive Garden Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 157kcal


  • 8 cups butternut squash
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sweet white wine (Riesling works well)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a bowl, toss the butternut squash with the oil and salt. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Transfer the squash pieces the prepared baking dish. Pour in the wine. Bake until the squash is tender, 15 to 20 more minutes—the smaller the squash pieces, the shorter the cooking time.



Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 19845IU | Vitamin C: 39.2mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Dolores Leeson

    One sentence in your directions is misleading. After baking squash for 30 minutes, then ” transfer squash pieces the prepared baking dish” then it states to pour in wine and bake until squash is tender. Should that transfer sentence be in there or are you using 2- 9×13 pans? Did you mean to say stir the squash pieces?

    • Penny Vecchio

      The instructions say to do initial baking in a rimmed baking sheet, then transfer to 9″X13″ for the final preparation, adding the wine. Hope that is right and it helps 🙂

  2. Marina's Kitchen

    5 stars
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  3. The Sweet Snazzoo

    Wow! I was surprised to see that a whole butternut squash only makes 1 serving. Can this be right?

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