Roasted Maple Rosemary Butternut Squash Recipe

Whipping up a Paleo Thanksgiving can be exciting (all those yummy gluten-free goodies) yet also slightly stressful. After all, you’re responsible for making all-natural ingredients taste as good as traditional favorites, or at least yummy enough to satisfy multiple palates.

Luckily, wholesome ingredients can be made to taste just as decadent as their not-so-healthy alternatives. That’s what I’ve done here to create my favorite Thanksgiving side dish!

Made with pecans, cranberries, butternut squash, and Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks, this dish is delicious and packed with nutrients. Plus, it takes only minutes to make, so you can concentrate on perfecting the main course. 

Serve this gorgeous side to please the entire family and brighten your dinner table. Cheers to a healthy and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Paleovalley.

Roasted Maple, Cranberry + Rosemary Butternut Squash 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 40-50 minutes

Serves: Yields approximately 4 servings


  • 2 Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks
  • 5 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
  • 1 cup crushed pecans
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary


  • Baking dish or sheet
  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and chop butternut squash into small squares.
  2. Slice Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks into thin slices and crush pecans either in a food processor or with a fork in a bowl.
  3. Add squash, pecans, cranberries, turkey, olive oil, cinnamon, maple syrup, salt, and rosemary in a large bowl and toss until well combined.
  4. Spread evenly onto a large roasting pan.
  5. Roast for 30-40 minutes or until squash is soft.
  6. Serve immediately.


Getting ready for the Holidays? Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks are an easy way to upgrade any savory side dish. Plus, they’re the perfect snack when you need a little extra energy (or want to curb a craving) during the holidays.

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