Toss butternut squash cubes in 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp sea salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Roast for 15-20 minutes or until just tender. You don’t want it to get mushy, just tender.
To the same skillet add 1 Tbsp olive oil (or butter) and 2 Tbsp brown sugar and stir to combine (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Then add pecans back in plus a pinch of salt and toss for a minute or two until fully coated and fragrant. Transfer to a plate to cool, spreading to make sure they don’t stick together.
Lastly, add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional // amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) and toss. Add more salt or pepper if desired. Serve immediately. If not vegan, goat or Gorgonzola cheese would be a brilliant addition.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.