How To Cook Butternut Squash: A super easy and delicious way to get your vitamins. You can even bake butternut squash in your crockpot, while you're gone.
You can eat baked butternut squash by itself, adding salt, pepper & butter or veggie spread to taste - although it's sweet and yummy naked. You can mash it, as shown in the picture, or make it into a creamed soup.
Total prep & cook time: 60 min
Approximate Nutrition Data Per Serving (1/2 cup): 63 cal, 16g carb, 0g fat, 1mg sodium, 3g fiber, 1g protein, 298% RDV Vit A, 49% RDV Vit C. Low saturated fat & cholesterol, good source Vit. E, thiamin, niacin, Vit. B6, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium & manganese. Estimated glycemic load 5
Use any size butternut squash for this recipe. A small squash (2 lb) will serve 2 - 4 people. A larger one (3 - 4 lb) will serve 6 - 8. Make sure you have a baking pan big enough to spread the squash pieces in a single layer, covered.
If you have canned or frozen chick peas on hand, whip up some curried chick peas, throw on some rice, stir fry some greens or make a simple green salad - and you've got a quick, nourishing and satisfying dinner with the baked squash.
If you get tired of baking it, cook butternut squash in soups or stews, like Crockpot Quinoa Red Lentil Stew.
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