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Paleo Roasted Sweet Dumpling Squash –so easy to do!

Prep Time

20 minutes

Prep Notes

These squash are small, so one squash serves one or two people depending on how hungry you are!

Cooking Time

40 minutes


2 servings


1-2 Sweet Dumpling Squash

1 tbsp butter, olive oil or coconut oil

½ tsp dried thyme or seasoning of choice (basil and oregano are good)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
  2. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. (Reserve seeds, these can be roasted as well.)
  3. Place halves on a cookie sheet. Place a pat of butter or oil of choice in center. Sprinkle with thyme.
  4. Place in oven and roast for 40 minutes. Check squash after 30 minutes for doneness. Squash are ready when fork tender.
  5. Now, you can serve the squash as is and eat the flesh right out of the shell as a side dish or
  6. Let cool a bit and scoop flesh out into a bowl. You may add more butter at this point for more flavoring. Using a potato masher, mash squash to a creamy smooth consistency.
  7. Note: for a variation, try using cinnamon instead of herbs! It is almost dessert –like!