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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2017


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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring 1 inch of water to boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.

  • 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 Facts

26 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugars 1.3g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 6027.1IU 121% DV; vitamin c 11.9mg 20% DV; folate 15.3mcg 4% DV; calcium 27.2mg 3% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 19.3mg 7% DV; potassium 199.6mg 6% DV; sodium 2.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg 6% DV.

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Thank you for this recipe..I'm making soup and didnt know how long cubed butternut would take to cook..you solved my problem. Read More