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roasted squash and tofu with ginger

I didn’t mean to disappear on you. I’d intended to start the year with soup, as I always do. I made a lovely-but-not-lovely-enough winter minestrone and then a red lentil situation but neither really seemed spotlight worthy and it can be hard sometimes but I really don’t want to publish anything here I don’t want to sing from the rooftops about. All of our time is worth more than that. While I was debating my next soup move, my friend texted and said “Can u believe the wedding is two weeks away??” and I bolted straight up in bed because, well, no. I could not believe it at all. I mean, I knew I’d told her I’d make her wedding cake. We’d discussed the headcount and flavors they liked. I had a loose idea of it in my mind and looked forward to really getting started on it… in a couple weeks. Needless to say, this is where the rest of January went and I’m going to tell you all about it next week — it’s going through some rigorous retesting and is going to be worth the wait because it’s probably one of the most delicious cakes I have ever made. But still, let’s never go on a break again.

a kabocha squashscooped outthin wedgesa few things you'll needwhisked marinadeready to bake

The other kind of thing you miss very much when you’re three Kitchen Aid bowls deep in buttercream is vegetables, especially those coated in salt, acid, and heat. and I received the wonderful Diana Henry’s (she of the Bird in Hand and How to Eat a Peach fame for highly cookable recipes) most recent cookbook, From the Oven to the Table, full of sheet pan-ish meals, last fall and my favorite thing happened: I immediately bookmarked four dishes. This is what we always hope will, that we’ll instantly shake off a cooking rut we may not even have realized we were in at the suggestion of something new. I made the salsiccia con patate e pomodoro (wonderful), melting baked onions (I think I undercooked them but the potential is definitely there), toad in a hole with leeks and cheddar (soon!), a Persian-spiced spatchcooked chicken (ditto), and now this.


from the oven

This is fantastic. I’ve never combined tofu and winter squash before but it was my loss. Both are coated with a soy sauce-honey-ginger mixture plus chile flakes to taste and roasted halfway, and then you spoon a lot of garlic oil over, so it gets toasty in the second half of cooking but doesn’t burn. When it comes out of the oven, you scatter it with a three-fer of sesame seeds, scallions, and lime juice and you guys, my 10-year old asked for leftovers of this in his lunchbox today. I cannot offer a dish any higher accolades* than that.

roasted squash and tofu with ginger

* Well, technically, if my much pickier 4 year-old asked for it, I’d probably have to be carried out on a stretcher, but for our own sanity, we don’t use 4 year-olds who routinely reject cookies as a yardstick for what is delicious.

Previously

Six Months Ago: Frozen Watermelon Mojitos
One year ago: Plush Coconut Cake
Two years ago: Sheet Pan Meatballs with Crispy Turmeric Chickpeas
Three years ago: Chocolate Dutch Baby
Four years ago: Blood Orange, Almond, and Ricotta Cake and Cabbage and Sausage Casserole
Five years ago: Key Lime Pie and Make Your Own Vanilla Extract
Six years ago: Pear and Hazelnut Muffins and Warm Lentil and Potato Salad
Seven years ago: Lentil Soup with Sausage, Chard, and Garlic
Eight years ago: Buttermilk Roast Chicken
Nine years ago: Baked Potato Soup
Ten years ago: Black Bean Soup + Toasted Cumin Seed Crema and Cranberry Syrup and an Intensely Almond Cake
Eleven years ago: Clementine Cake and Mushroom Bourguignon
Twelve years ago: Chicken Caesar Salad and Fried Chicken
Thirteen years ago: Grapefruit Yogurt Cake

Roasted Squash and Tofu with Ginger and Garlic

The book focuses on what we’d call sheet pan meals but large sheet pans aren’t as much of a thing across the pond, but roasting dishes (a little smaller) are. Nevertheless, I tried to squeeze this onto one large (half-sheet) pan vs. the two baking dishes she suggests in the book and my tofu didn’t come out very crisp. If this doesn’t bother you, squeeze away.

Please read: To ensure this recipe is gluten-free, use soy sauce or tamari labeled clearly labeled as gluten-free. To make this dish vegan, use sugar or another sweetener instead of honey.

  • 14-ounce package extra-firm tofu
  • 2 pounds winter squash (such as kabocha or acorn)
  • 3 tablespoons honey or brown sugar (see Note)
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (see Note)
  • 1/2 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 7 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves, very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • Juice of half a lime

Drain your tofu and remove as much water as you can: There are two easy ways to ensure your tofu gets as crisp as possible, but the first requires advanced planning. 1. The first is one that a dear reader has been pressing (get it? sorry) me/us to try for years: freezing it. You can freeze your tofu as soon as you get it home, still in the package, or already drained. Once defrosted, it easily shakes off all of its water (you’ll want to blot it though) and even has a lovely texture. But, this requires a little more planning. 2. The second is a little faster, but some say less effective: place your block of on a few layers of paper towel with more towels over it (and even a tray or plate on top to weight it) and to set aside for 5 minutes, or until needed.

Heat your oven: To 400°F. Cover 1 to 2 baking sheets with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Prepare tofu and vegetables: Cut tofu into 1/2-inch slices, and then in half again. Halve and seed your squash — I like to remove the seeds with a metal soup spoon, which makes it much easier to get it clean. Cut squash into 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick wedges. If using two pans, you can arrange the squash on one and the tofu on another. If using one, try to puzzle them together as I do above; it will be more snug.

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey or sugar, soy sauce, pepper flakes (to taste), ginger, and 4 tablespoons of the oil. If using two pans, pour 2/3 of the marinade over the squash and 1/3 over the tofu, and turn each slice of squash over gently to coat on both sides. If using only one, use all the marinade, coating the squash and tofu together. In all cases, season the squash and tofu with salt and pepper.

Cook: Roast for 15 minutes, then using a thin metal spatula (this is my favorite), turn the squash and tofu chunks over. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 3 tablespoons oil with the garlic and spoon this all over the squash and tofu. Return pan(s) to the oven and roast until the tofu is dark and the squash is completely tender, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Serve: Directly from the pan(s) or arranged on a serving plate. Scatter with sesame seeds and scallions, and squeeze lime juice over.

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112 comments on roasted squash and tofu with ginger

  1. GeminiGirl

    This sounds amazing, I will be trying it tomorrow.

    Also, how do you already have a 10-year-old? I’ve been following you for ages, clearly, but a 10-year-old? That is just crazy talk. (I was GeminiGirl waaaay back in the day.)

  2. kspdx

    Funny, I have exactly these things in my kitchen right now, a Meatless Monday mandate, and previously no ideas. Thank you, Deb! You’ve saved me. Also, if you are looking for soup ideas, Julie Sahni’s soup of yellow split peas and pumpkin (made in my case with butternut squash) with basil is amazingly good and simple.

      1. LISA F

        Try popping the kabocha in the microwave for a minute or so to soften the rind a bit so its easier to cut. I used to be so scared of losing a finger or part of my hand because I had to use so much pressure to cut the squash.

    1. Andrea Daniel

      Acorn squash peel is totally edible once it is roasted as well. I learned this trick from a caterer a few years. The heat of roasting softens the peel.

  3. JP

    This sounds just like a recipe my daughter who recently had a baby would enjoy. I will make it when I visit. Thanks and welcome back!

    1. Alene

      Tonight is my husband’s poker night, and I can make whatever I want. He is not a tofu fan. This was delicious! I am not usually a lover of acorn squash, but this certainly redeemed it. And I did not know that you could eat the peel! So I tried it. Not bad at all! Who knew? I may try it with butternut squash, which I do adore. Thank you for such a good…and clever recipe!

  4. Olivia

    This reminds me of a fabulous recipe in Melissa Clark’s Dinner cookbook that combines roasted squash and tofu using a maple based marinade – its one of my favorite things to make from that book and I can’t wait to try this version!

  5. This reminds me of a Japanese pumpkin stew I had once years ago. It had tofu and chunks of pumpkin and was SO VERY GOOD. Squash and tofu are a definite match made in heaven.

  6. Geekgirl

    What perfect timing! There is a place in Portland called Bui’s Natural Tofu that makes tofu, including plain, lemongrass, and onion+mushroom. I just happened to stop there today where I bought some extra tofu I didn’t have a plan for yet. But serendipitiously, you’ve provided the exact plan I didn’t know I needed until now. Thank you! I can’t wait to try this out later in the week!

  7. Lucy

    You do not peel the squash Before cooking? Therefore eaters have to cut away the peels. Why not remove the peels when you prep the squash? It’s more work but is a nicer presentation for the final dish.
    Also,an ice cream scoop, the kind with no moving parts is great for extracting seeds.

    1. Lisa

      I disagree – I think the color of the peel is a beautiful contrast for presentation. Also, it somewhat protects the squash from drying out too much. Seriously, you are eating with a knife and fork. I don’t hear people complain about having to cut the bone off a piece of meat. Same thing.

      1. Margaret

        I’ve seen potimarron also called red kuri squash but I’m not sure which name is more prevalent in the States (I’m in the US and know it as potimarron…). One of my favorites!

    1. Marionw

      Hi Stacey, you see the note written directly above the ingredients that says “Please Read,” and also the “(see Note)” written beside the honey/sugar and soy sauce in the ingredient list?
      That system works well for me in this age of a multitude of dietary preferences and concerns.

  8. Mandi McKeen

    Think you might have a typo – there’s no possible way Jacob can be 10 years old already. Wasn’t he just a little baby squish w/ chicken legs with a cinnamon swirl of hair on his tiny head? Please check your records and update and until then I’ll be holding my own babies and crying because time is a cruel, cruel thief. <3

  9. TerriSue

    I know that not everyone has them, but grapefruit spoons do a fantastic job on removing seeds from squash. Back in the day when I had small children, we even used them on pumpkins. The serrated edges scrape the seeds and strings right out. They were something people just had when I was growing up in the 50’s and 60’s.
    This looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try it. I always have frozen tofu in the freezer. The problem is getting it out in time to defrost. I’m buying a squash today. This is not a recipe to delay on!

  10. Claire Woerner

    This reminds me of a sesame-gochujang roasted squash recipe I recently found on Bon Appetit’s website and made. It was really good! Spicy and savory with the sweetness of winter squash seems to be a great combination.

  11. kspdx

    Don’t skip the lime! I made this and didn’t have lime on hand. It wasn’t bad, but I could tell that it would have been much tastier with lime. (I substituted yuzu.)

  12. Russ

    I will make this, probably tomorrow night! But the trick I have found to drying tofu is to pour boiling, salted water over the cut tofu then blotting it dry.

  13. Karen

    Terrific! My 12-year-old is doing Veganuary and we have hit a food rut of rice and beans rotating with tofu and bok choy. (We are not normally vegan.) Will be so exciting to introduce a new option in this last week of the month. Looks scrumptious.

  14. Betsy

    Yum and welcome back. I doubt I was the only one just a teenie bit worried about you. Can’t wait to try this AND see the cake!

  15. Lisa

    I made this tonight and it was delicious. Instead of squash I used a sweet potato because it’s what I had. For the sauce, I used dark soy sauce and brown sugar. It gave a nice caramel flavor.

  16. Mindy Borchardt

    I made this for dinner tonight, with a few changes: I added a teaspoon of sesame oil in place of a tablespoon of the vegetable oil, and used two tablespoons of sesame seeds – great flavors! I also had to cook it 15 minutes longer than the recipe recommended – just keep checking the squash for tenderness. Different squash take different times to cook, and have different degrees of sweetness. Some people might prefer a bit more sweetener, which would create a thicker sauce also, but I liked it because it wasn’t syrupy-sweet.

  17. Dee

    For those with a Trader Joe’s nearby – they offer tofu in the traditional package with water, but they also offer one that is extra firm and vacuum packed, sort of, with no water. You DON’T have to squeeze out the water – because there isn’t any. A great find.

  18. Virginia

    So, I made this last night, and it was… perfectly fine. But we didn’t find it very exciting, which was a bit disappointing since my spouse and I both really like squash and tofu, separately or together. In particular, I didn’t find the tofu very flavorful — I think it might have been better stir-fried with this sauce, rather than roasted. And I didn’t find the squash had that much additional flavor either, beyond its basic squashiness. Maybe I should have used more red pepper in the sauce (I used 3/4 tsp) and extra lime juice at the end. FWIW I used kabocha squash (my favorite), left the skin on, and it was nicely cooked after 30 minutes total cooking time. Easy and tasty, so no real complaint, but if I try this again I’ll play around with the sauce to see if I can make it a little more flavorful.

    1. helenhawk1

      Did you use 1 pan or 2? From my experience, use the 2 pans but mix the squash and the tofu on both pans. Then pour the sauce (I used 1 heaping teaspoon of red peppers) on it all….meaning, of course 1/2 on one pan etc. Definitely flavorful. (you could also add some sesame oil).

      I did one other thing when I reheated the next night: I made more of the honey/soy/ginger/sesame oil marinade and used it as a drizzle. I’m thinking you might want to make 1 1/2X the marinade & drizzle on when done after sprinkling w/green onions & toasted sesame seeds.

      1. Christy

        Had this for dinner last night and loved it! We served it with black rice (new for us but delicious) and broccoli. Our overtired 15-month old LOVED it until she got a piece of tofu with too much kick to it and she had a total meltdown and had to go to bed. Next time we’ll definitely use two pans and I might cut down the red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp for the baby. Then again, she liked it for the first 15 minutes so the meltdown may have been more due to exhaustion than spice…

  19. Laurie

    I just made this for dinner because the photo made me salivate. It was such a good dinner! I forgot to buy scallions but I steamed some broccoli to have alongside because I always want something green.

    The one thing I did differently from the recipe was trading maple syrup (1.5 tablespoon) for the honey/brown sugar.

    I will be making this again… soon!

  20. Amy

    This was awesome! I subbed sweet potatoes for squash and I sliced them thin enough that they got crispy, chip-like in the oven. I also made a little extra glaze and poured it on to serve.

  21. Ellen

    This is perfect for your return to the site, because I have some extra-firm tofu waiting to be used, and I had no inspiration. This looks delicious as well as healthy.

  22. Gary

    I have found the freezing tofu trick to work quite well, especially to get rid of the “mush” texture that can be so unpleasant for tofu novices.

    Another tofu trick – once it is drained, diced, and dried, give it a toss in a bit of cornstarch before pouring on your sauce. I don’t know how well it works for this dish, but it can be very helpful for pan-fried/wok-seared type dishes.

  23. Russ

    I made this last night. My only changes were to use already peeled and diced butternut squash from Whole Foods and for the hot pepper flakes to use gochugaru flakes (about 2 tablespoons as they are not that spicy). We served this over rice with a side salad of cucumber and radishes spiced with gochugaru, gochujang and a bit of rice vinegar. Excellent meal, would satisfy both veggies and meat lovers. Will make it again.

  24. Alice

    I was skeptical of tofu & squash together, but I made this and it was totally delicious! Salty from the soy sauce but sweet from the squash. And very easy. Really cozy and simple for a winter dinner. Ate with some white rice, and also used about half sesame oil, per another reviewer’s comment, which I really liked. I think it I did it again, I would add more ginger, since I didn’t taste that as much. But overall so yummy.

  25. Alice K.

    I made this tonight using Butternut Squash (couldn’t get Acorn Squash). It was delicious! However, be warned that the roasting-until-soft timing on the squash may have to be increased. Mine took about 25 min on the second roasting step. I would definitely make this again, but be mindful about the time needed to soften the squash.

  26. MacMummy

    Love Diana Henry’s Book! When it wasn’t in my Christmas stocking, I had to buy it – so good! We loved the chicken with plums, honey and pomegranate, and the chicken with wild mushrooms. So many good things, though. Glad you’re enjoying it too.

  27. Kate Stephenson

    I made this pretty much exactly as the recipe stated, peeled the squash since mine was a bit gnarly.
    Everything tasted great, don’t skimp on the lime.
    I popped mine back under the broiler for a few minutes after adding the sesame seeds and scallions to brown it up a little more.
    I will definitely make this one again.

  28. Marie M.C.

    https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1020468-perfect-boiled-eggs?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article

    This is completely off subject but I remember some time back you were having trouble peeling hard boiled eggs and asked your readers if they had any suggestions. The above link to an article in The New York Times has the answer. (They cooked 700 eggs using different methods before finding the perfect method.)

    I made myself an egg salad sandwich for the past 14 days and out of 14 eggs only one was difficult to peel. And I still peeled it without taking any chunks out of it.

    The secret? Steam the eggs for 10 to 11 minutes then don’t dunk them in an ice cold water bath. (I run them under cold water for a 1/2 minute so I can hold them.) Hope this helps!

  29. Matthew

    This looks awesome. I love Kabocha squash since you can eat the skin and the umami mix of soy sauce, garlic and honey. Made this recipe and will be looking into other sheet pan vegetable recipe variations that I can eat throughout the week. Missed your posts Deb, thanks for all you do!

  30. Lyndsay

    Excellent! But I’m glad I halved the soy sauce. I haven’t seen low sodium around where I live so 1/3 cup would’ve been too salty.
    Butternut squash was great–peel and all!

  31. Deborah

    What a bonanza this week’s post was! So many WONDERFUL things to make….the squash, citrus and noodle dishes just sing. What a lovely gift. Can’t wait to make all of them. You never disappoint. Thank you!

  32. Julia Rappaport

    Hi Deb,

    I have a garlic allergy (so sad!) – do you think this would work ok just skipping the garlic oil entirely, so roasting for 15, flipping, then roasting for the remainder?

    Thank you!

  33. Sara Lucks

    This dish sounded wonderful, but I made it last week and threw most of it into the trash. The texture of the kabocha squash was way too dense and dry. Perhaps another type of squash with a softer texture would have worked better. Also the skin of the kabocha is rough and tough, so I peeled it first, which is not mentioned in the recipe, and that added to the laborious task of making this dish. Pressing the water out of the tofu was not a big deal, but by the time this meal came out of the oven I had used almost every pan and dish in the kitchen.

  34. Barbara Ungersma

    This dish was a hit for a family dinner with grandkids, but I wish you included nutrition information with all recipes. Some of us are tracking various items (sodium especially) and the information would be helpful.

  35. Breffni McGuire

    This sounds fabulous! One change, though, especially as you have children who are going to have to cope with climate change — give them a head-start and teach them to use old (linen) tea towels instead of paper towels. Works a charm!

    1. Anne

      Actually, it worked well without any towels! I just put the piece of Tofu between two wooden boards and a carafe with water on top and let it sit on the sink for a while. The water just ran of the boards (the remaining rest I just shook off)…

  36. Katrina

    Hmmm…one of the very few recipes from Deb that will not be immediately added to my weekly or monthly rotation. I followed the recipe exactly (as I typically do first time out), even going so far as to freeze the tofu overnight. The tofu had not fully defrosted by the time dinner came around so perhaps it did not absorb as much of the sauce as it might, but while crispy (cooked on a separate sheet pan), it did not have much flavor. The acorn squash was flavorful though soy was the primary flavor, rather than the blend, but it was not crisp. I often make the acorn squash with chili lime vinaigrette and I love the crispness of the squash that is not flavored until it leaves the oven. If I were to make this recipe again, unlikely TBH given how many amazing recipes I’ve found on this site, I’d let the tofu marinate in the soy/ginger/oil mix for a while before roasting and I’d roast the squash simply tossed with a little oil and then dressed once crisp. Just my thoughts.

  37. helenhawk1

    To serve a 2nd time, I served on a bed of hummus (Costco Sabre pinenut aka not very garlicy) w/ more green onions, toasted sesame seeds & soy sauce/honey/ginger/toasted sesame seed oil glaze as drizzle. W/ the tofu cut up into bite-sized pieces.

    Really good….and we’ll be eating it this way from the start. Oh yes, substituted toasted sesame oil for some of the oil in the glaze. Will be cutting the tofu in half again….but leaving the squash in the slices of the pictures.

  38. bjs

    Re: frozen tofu. Not to complicate matters, but I find frozen-then-thawed tofu to be crumbly and chewy in an odd way. However, I think frozen-then-boiled tofu is excellent – see Mark Bittman on this topic. It absorbs flavors much better than fresh tofu and has a great firm texture. I bring water to a boil, plunk the frozen tofu in, then simmer for 15 minutes. Bonus: no pressing required.

  39. Andrea

    Wow – delicious! Spot on as usual. I’m surprised by the folks who thought this was bland – I thought it was super tasty, and my kitchen still smells delicious 12 hours later
    A little hack – you can use one of those clawed grapefruit spoons to seed/clean a squash :)

  40. Amy

    Yum!!! I used butternut pumpkin and it was so good, didn’t need the extra oil as there was plenty of marinade left. I used dark soy and the flavour was a little strong so use light soy if you can. The lime juice at the end… So good

  41. Joe

    This recipe was super delicious. Only addition i would say is, if you have the time to soak just the tofu in the marinade beforehand for maybe 30 mins i would advise that, just because it’s hard for tofu to retain the flavor with just a light dressing in the mixing bowl. Fantastic tho!

  42. Sarah

    Was there supposed to be a link in the recipe for a thin metal spatula? I need a new one and would love to see what you’re using!

  43. L

    Made this recipe for dinner this evening – delicious! I used 1 slightly heaped tsp of pepper flakes. About the right level of heat for me. Would be even better with the lime (I was sure I had one, seems it has gone AWOL); am now wondering if I can serve it to non-veggie friends for dinner next week. Any opinion, meat lovers?

  44. Elizabeth

    Over 12 hours later, with half of those with a wide-open window, and my house still smells like burnt ginger and sugar. I usually love love love your recipes, but there is no way that marinade should be poured over the pieces on the baking sheet. The brown sugar in the marinade just wants to burn at this temperature. So much of the ginger ended up just burning on the parchment rather than on the tofu or squash, even after I tried to move the wee minced pieces onto them. The squash pieces all got burned on the first side at 15 minutes prescribed here, so even if you dredged the pieces in marinade before placing on the sheet, the meal still would be burned. Also, parchment is not optional. I was at the end of my paper roll and didn’t have enough to fully cover my 2nd pan. Even with soaking overnight, my favorite baking sheet that I use for roasting is ruined. It’s been 30 years since I cried over something I cooked. This was a waste of beautiful ingredients and such a surprise because your recipes always seem so well tested.

  45. Emily

    Very tasty as has been every single recipe I ever tried from your site! Thank you for that. For my taste, this had a bit too much oil – I think shaved/thinly sliced garlic could have been added alone (without oil) halfway through the cooking process. Wish I had tossed the ingredients with the marinade in a bowl prior to putting on silicone mat/sheet pan. I always regret having to scrub scorched puddles of sauce off my mats or pans at the end. Thank you for another delicious dinner!

  46. Rebecca

    I made this last night and was pretty pleased. I realized when I came to post this comment that I totally forgot to top with scallions OR sesame seeds OR lime, all of which I had planned on. So it was a little bit less flavorful than it could have been, but it was fine. I might try making it again with the full toppings, but otherwise at this point I liked it but probably wouldn’t add it to the rotation. It’s a little bit too simple to serve as a full meal for us (even with something like rice on the side), and doesn’t quite fit as a side dish.

    Notes: someone noted that the kabocha squash requires peeling, but I disagree – just roast it with the skin on, and let everyone decide on their own whether they want to eat it or not. I also didn’t have any issues with the marinade burning as someone else noted – and I’ve made many similar marinades for tofu and never had an issue. Maybe because I usually use honey instead of sugar?

  47. Jessica

    I put the tofu on one pan and squash on a second. Tofu took less time to cook and was dry, while the squash pan had a lot of liquid on it so didn’t really crisp up. Maybe it’s better to mix up both on the same pan, or do 2/3 marinade on the tofu and 1/3 on squash instead of vice versa.

  48. cemming

    This was wonderful, Deb! Because my kiddos are somewhat anti-squash, I added thick wedges of cabbage (which melted down beautifully) and chunks of celery (which nobody but me liked). Thank you for the recipe!

  49. Great, weird recipe, thanks 😄. A few notes:
    I froze tofu, and marinade ratio came out perfectly. I’ve actually pre-soaked tofu in a soy sauce marinade and had It come out much too salty, so I would advise against that recommendation given by another commenter.
    Butternut squash took maybe 35-40 minutes.
    I did not flip.
    I added some red onion and mint, delicious.
    I eyeballed marinade amounts and added extra soy sauce and oil- and 3 heaping tsp is brown sugar – still needed a bit of salt at end.
    Served with brown rice.

  50. Delish! Light modifications:
    – Used pre-pressed, sprouted tofu: it’s the bomb
    – Used more ginger
    – Decreased the honey
    – Made extra marinade and used it to roast broccoli in a separate pan

    I’m vegetarian, and this will go into the roster for sheet pan meal prep! Thanks Deb!

  51. Roz

    This was delicious! I had minced garlic opposed to thinly slicing so just put directly in marinade and worked out just fine. Served with rice, snap peas and chicken sausages for my husband (he’s a work in progress). Will be putting this recipe in rotation – thanks Deb!

  52. Miriam

    My mixed vegetarian/non-vegetarian family enjoyed this dish. I used acorn squash which I pre-cooked half-way in microwave before slicing and roasting with delicious results (not to mention much easier to cut into wedges and done at the same time as tofu). Next time I will increase the lime juice, and add either sesame oil or a bit of sea salt on the finished product. Very satisfying with basmati rice.

  53. Anna

    I’ve made this with acorn squash, sweet potatoes, and Brussels sprouts. Tonight is the first time I tried it with tofu. I really like this marinade and think it could be good on all sorts of things. I have never used the sesame seeds or lime, and still think it’s delicious. Scallions are nice but not necessary for us. I’ve been using coconut sugar and dark soy sauce.