Whole30 Roasted Butternut Squash with Ground Sirloin

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Whole30 Roasted Butternut Squash with Ground Sirloin

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min


An easy and delicious dinner for any night of the week!


For the squash:

  • 2 butternut squash (try to find one with a long neck) cut into 1 inch thick rounds, neck only
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

For the ground sirloin filling:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 ½ — 3 cups sliced brown mushrooms
  • pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 3 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coconut aminos


Preheat oven to 400. Peel and cut the butternut squash into 1 thick rounds.

Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on a large sheet pan, lined with parchment paper.

Cook until soft but not mushy, about 35-55 minutes, flipping halfway through.

While the squash is cooking, make the filling:

Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.  Sauté the onions for 3 minutes then add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds, stirring.

Add the mushrooms and cook, covered for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook for 3 more minutes.

Not stirring, add the ground sirloin and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Then stirring continuously to break up the meat clumps, cook beef until done and is no longer pink, about 3 minutes.

Add the salt, pepper and cayenne, stirring to combine. Add the spinach, and stirring continuously, cook for 2 minutes. Add the coconut aminos and stir and to combine.

Remove the squash from the oven and place on plates. Top with the meat mixture and serve. Garnish with Marinated Onions MAGIC ELIXIRSâ„¢.

13 thoughts on “Whole30 Roasted Butternut Squash with Ground Sirloin

  1. Made this tonight and it’s our new favorite go-to recipe! Thank you!

  2. New go-to recipe for me! I didn’t have ground sirloin from my butcher box so I the free ground beef they sent me instead. I’ll try to use sirloin next time. I also did not have cayenne pepper, so I subbed red pepper flakes. I made this with a side of garlicky green beans. Yum! Thanks Teri!

  3. Would another type of ground meat (like turkey, pork, etc.) work well with this recipe in place of sirloin?

  4. I would love to try your recipes. I don’t see anywhere how many servings your recipes are for. Help!

  5. This was awesome! It will be come a staple in my home! It would be great it the nutritional content/breakdown was given 🙂

    1. So glad you liked it. Its so simple and so delicious!

  6. Have mercy, this sounds delicious and very comforting right now!

    1. Really is

  7. I haven’t made this dish in awhile but I remember how delicious it was; and surprising! I have a beautiful delicata squash on hand. Would that work as well?
    Thank you!

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