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Butternut Squash Fondant in a white baking dish garnished with thyme.

Butternut Squash Fondant

This easy but delicious Butternut Squash Fondant tastes absolutely amazing and is perfect for your next dinner party.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy-free, French, Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword Butternut Squash, Fondant
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 4 servings


  • 1 butternut squash peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable broth


  • Prep: Preheat the oven to 180°C (356°F).
  • Fry: Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat. Then, add the cubed butternut. Fry for 5-7 mins, or until deep golden brown, then flip and fry on the other side. Add the salt, garlic and onion powder.
  • Bake: Transfer the fried butternut squash to a baking dish. Pour the vegetable stock into it and add the thyme. Make sure to add enough vegetable stock to barely cover them (a few bits sticking out the top are fine). Place the baking dish in the oven and bake unvocvered for about 40-45 minutes or until the butternut squash comes out crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve: Place the squash on a serving platter. Garnish with more thyme. Make sure to let it cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


  • Olive oil can be substituted with any other oil of your personal preference. 
  • If you own an oven-proof skillet (such as a cast-iron skillet), you can transfer it to the oven straight away and skip the step with the additional baking dish.