Easy Cheesy Stove-top Butternut Squash | Gluten-free Thanksgiving Side dish that doesn't need to go in the oven! One pot and so delicious. Healthy Seasonal Recipes

easy cheesy stove top butternut squash

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


This Easy Cheesy Stove-Top Butternut Squash. It has shallot, rosemary, sage, thyme and sharp cheddar cheese. It’s made on the stove top- which makes it a useful recipe for Thanksgiving dinner.



  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes (about 2.5 pounds- 8 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 6 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oil and butter in a heavy 12-inch skillet, preferably cast-iron, over medium-high heat until the butter is melted and bubbling. Add shallot, and cook, stirring often until softened and starting to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add squash, thyme, sage, salt and rosemary, and cook, stirring until mixed together and the herbs are fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add broth, increase heat to high, cover and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a lively simmer, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally. Cook until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork, but not breaking down, 10 to 11 minutes. Top the squash with cheese, and cook covered until the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes. Serve hot.


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 176
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Protein: 7 g