Roasted Broccoli and Butternut Squash

Roasted Broccoli and Butternut Squash

There are things that I think about all the time.

Many of them are stupid things.

Dryer Lint Art

Like this one:  Every time I empty the lint from my dryer, I think about this artist who makes sculpture out of dryer lint.  I think to myself, "She could really put this to good use.  It's a pity to throw it out."  I've had this recurring thought every time I've cleaned out the dryer lint for the last 25 years.  Yes.  

I have a similar thought every time I cut broccoli.  I get Dana Carvey's Choppin' Broccoli song stuck in my head (below).  

"Now my lady, she went downtown.
She bought some broccoli.  She brought it ho-ome.
Now she's choppin broccoli, choppin broccoli. 
She choppin brocca-lay-huh." 

And now I have shared this stupid thought with you.  You'll be chopping broccoli soon enough.  (That is basically the whole recipe.)  Just try and get the song out of your head, as you make it.  

Just try.

 Dana Carvey Broccoli Gif
 Roasted Broccoli and Butternut Squash Recipe

Roasted Broccoli and Butternut Squash


  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups butternut squash, chopped into bite - sized pieces.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and cover a cookie sheet or roasting pan with parchment paper.

2.  Mix together seasonings.

3.  Chop the broccoli into florets. Peel and chop the butternut squash into bite-sized pieces.

4.  In a large bowl, mix together chopped vegetables with olive oil and seasoning mixture. Toss until they are evenly coated.

5.  Transfer vegetables onto the pan and roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, tossing vegetables once halfway through. Butternut squash should be fork tender and the broccoli crisp.



NUTRITIONAL INFO: Serving Size: 1 cup Calories 122 Total Fat 8g Protein 3g Carbs 11g Fiber 3g Net Carbs 8g

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