Serve this low-carb side dish with roast pork, roast chicken or a firm white fish, like halibut or cod. No microwave? Bake squash halves cut-side down at 400 degrees F until tender, 40 to 50 minutes. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

Carolyn Malcoun


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  • Pulse pistachios in a mini food processor until coarsely chopped. Add brown sugar, butter, sage and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pulse until the mixture starts to clump.

  • Cut each squash half into 4 pieces and place on a baking sheet. Brush the squash with oil, sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and top with the pistachio mixture. Broil, turning the pan from back to front halfway through, until the topping is browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 169 mg sodium. 253 mg potassium; 15.8 g carbohydrates; 2.7 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 3 g protein; 254 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 15 mcg folate; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 25 mg magnesium; 5 g added sugar;