Gordon Ramsay Roasted Squash recipe is more than just another side dish

NC - Gordon Ramsay's mushroom dish during the final cook in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel)
NC - Gordon Ramsay's mushroom dish during the final cook in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel) /

As seen in Gordon Ramsay Uncharted Smoky Mountains, this Roasted Squash recipe might steal the show at the dinner table. While this particular recipe features heirloom squash, it can be adapted to other squash varieties. This dish might have everyone want a second helping of vegetables at dinner.

Throughout the Gordon Ramsay Uncharted seasons, the celebrated chef has showcased a variety of recipes that many home cooks have learned to master. Although a few food choices might be a little too elevated, there are many concepts that can be adapted into the home kitchen.

In the Smoky Mountains episode, Ramsay might forage for various ingredients and appreciate the importance of the local food scene. But, the real message for the viewer and home cooks is that local, fresh ingredients deserve to be highlighted simply. As seen in this recipe, a squash, mushrooms, butter and herbs are really all that is needed.

Here’s how to make the Gordon Ramsay Heirloom Honey Roasted Squash recipe


  • 1 heirloom squash, sliced, seeds removed
  • Kosher salt, cracked pepper
  • Pinch of chili flakes, option
  • 2-3 tablespoons local honey
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 fresno chile pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, cut into pats
  • 1 pound assorted mushrooms, options include hen-of-woods, chicken of the woods, or trumpet mushrooms, trimmed and cleaned
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage
  • Thinly sliced chives or scallions for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 F and prepare a baking sheet with foil
  • Prepare squash into 1-inch thick strips, toss with salt and pepper. Drizzle honey and olive oil. Sprinkle with chile flakes and place on baking sheet
  • Roast squash for 20-30 minutes until caramelized and tender, remembering to turn halfway through cooking
  • Remove from oven, drizzle with remaining honey and white wine vinegar.
  • For the mushrooms, break into 1-inch pieces, toss in olive oil and lightly season.
  • In a skillet on medium-high heat, add two tablespoons of butter, sauteed shallots and garlic till fragrant. Cook mushrooms till tender, remove from pan once cooked.
  • Add remaining butter to pan, add thyme sprigs and return to the heat. Allow butter to brown, then remove from heat.
  • To plate, toss Honey Roasted Squash with mushrooms, allow brown butter to liberally coat. Garnish with fresh herbs.

Thinking about this recipe, it might be a dish that would be delicious at a holiday table. Although the mushrooms might vary by the season, this recipe can be easily adapted. Plus, who doesn’t love brown butter, herbs and squash during the holidays?

Like many of the Gordon Ramsay recipes, the idea might sound like a dish on one of his celebrated restaurants, but the concept is doable by many home cooks. Given how many people have increased their cooking and food knowledge, they just need a little inspiration to try something new.

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What do you think of this Gordon Ramsay Roasted Squash recipe? What is your favorite Gordon Ramsay recipe to make?