Roasted Squash with Maple and Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Squash with Maple and Pumpkin Seeds
Yield: approximately 5 cups
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  1. 6 1∕2 cups peeled, cubed butternut squash (approximately 1-inch cubes)
  2. 3 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  3. 2 tablespoons canola oil
  4. 3∕4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  5. 1∕4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  6. 1∕8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  7. 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  8. 2 tablespoons roasted salted pumpkin seeds
  9. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  10. Garnish: roasted lemon slices
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine squash, 1 tablespoon syrup, oil, 1∕2 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and red pepper; toss well.
  3. Bake, stirring occasionally, until tender and lightly browned, approximately 20 minutes. Remove from oven; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons syrup and lemon juice. Sprinkle with remaining 1∕4 teaspoon salt; toss. Spoon into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and parsley. Garnish with roasted lemon slices, if desired.
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