*You can roast the butternut squash face side up at 450 degrees F for about 45-50 minutes, or until tender. When it’s cool enough to handle, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and discard the skin. Then add the butternut squash after adding the rest of the vegetables.
**Alternately, you may cook this in a soup pot. Just bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 35 minutes.