Question: What can I make with a butternut squash?
Answer: Butternut squash is a winter squash like pumpkin, acorn and spaghetti squash. Squash is naturally fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and high in vitamin C. It is often cooked, but some summer squash can be eaten raw. Squash can be steamed, sautéed, grilled or baked.
Try the following recipe or search for more recipes on Mealbox. On the Meijer Mealbox website type in “butternut squash” in the search box for other recipes using this ingredient. Enjoy!
Glazed Butternut Squash
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Number of servings: 4
Cups of fruits or vegetables per serving: 0.75
2 butternut squash (about 3 lbs)
½ c. apple juice
¼ c. water
2 T. trans fat-free margarine
1 T. sugar
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ c. chopped pecans, toasted
1 tsp. dried sage
1. Peel and cut squash in half and remove seeds. Cut into 2-inch pieces.
2. In a large skillet, stir together squash, juice, water, margarine, sugar, salt, and black pepper.
3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
4. Remove lid and cook 5 minutes or until liquid thickens and squash is tender.
5. Gently stir in pecans and sage.
Nutrition Information per Serving: Calories 280, Total Fat 11 g (17% DV), Saturated Fat 1.5 g (8% DV), Cholesterol 0 mg (0% DV), Sodium 650 mg (27% DV), Total Carbohydrate 48 g (16% DV), Dietary Fiber 8 g (32% DV), Sugars 14 g, Protein 4 g, Vitamin A 730%, Vitamin C 120%, Calcium 15%, Iron 15%.
Source: University of Nebraska Extension.
Mon, December 28, 2009
by Janine Faber