BBQ Butternut Squash recipe in foil

This butternut squash recipe is one of two on our website, the other one teaches you how to cook butternut squash on the grill in one piece and produces completely different results than this recipe.

This particular recipe produces softer, sweeter results similar to the picture below.
cooking butternut squash on the bbq
Using only 5 ingredients is what makes this recipe easy.

Using these particular 5 ingredients though, is what makes it taste incredible.

Sometimes simple is better.

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› Butternut Squash Recipe

Serves: 2 - 4

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Indirect Heat: 400F

What you'll need:

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • enough aluminum foil to wrap all the ingredients without leaking.

    sliced butternut squash

    Step 1:
    Select a large firm butternut squash and slice it in half lengthwise.

    Peel and remove the seeds from the squash.

    Cut the squash into slices the shape of french fries.

    Tip: Some grocery stores are now selling pre-sliced and pre-peeled squash if you'd prefer to save some time.

    making butternut squash for the grill

    Step 2:
    Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on your work surface and place the pieces of sliced butternut squash on the center of the foil.

    Sprinkle the brown sugar over the squash.

    Place the cubes of butter evenly over the surface of the squash.

    Sprinkle the salt and pepper over everything.

    how to make butternut squash in foil

    Step 3:
    Carefully seal the aluminum foil with the butternut squash recipe inside so nothing leaks out as it's cooking.

    This is probably the most important part of cooking butternut squash in foil on the barbecue.

    how to grill squash in foil

    Setup the grill for indirect grilling and heat to 400F.

    When the barbecue reaches this temperature place the foil package on the grates (not over direct heat) and close the lid.

    You're cooking this butternut recipe for 45 - 50 minutes however after 25 minutes flip the foil package over and close the lid.

    Tip: If you have a small warming rack above the main grates that's a perfect spot to put this package of squash like the picture. I'm not using the rear infrared burner though.

    cooking butternut squash in foil pack

    Step 4:
    After 45-50 minutes remove the foil packet from the BBQ and place it in a shallow dish.

    Carefully cut open the foil pack and spoon the cooked squash onto a serving plate and serve immediately.

    This makes a great side dish for BBQ chicken recipes or a BBQ pork recipe especially.


    butternut squash cooked on a bbq

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