Steamed Butternut Squash

Steamed Butternut Squash

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From: EatingWell.com, October 2017

Butternut squash steams quickly, making this a great cooking technique to enjoy this fall vegetable as a weeknight side dish. For extra flavor, toss the steamed butternut squash with salt, pepper and a little bit of olive oil, butter or Parmesan cheese after cooking.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 (20 ounce) package cubed peeled butternut squash

Preparation

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  1. Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.
  2. Add squash. Cover and steam until very tender, about 15 minutes.
  • To make ahead: Prepare and chop squash and store in the refrigerator, covered, up to 3 days before cooking.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • Per serving: 26 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 15 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6,027 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 27 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 2 mg sodium; 200 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (121% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ starch

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