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.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018


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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

152.3 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 15.8g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 8.9g; fat 9.6g 15% DV; saturated fat 2.7g 13% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 253.9IU 5% DV; vitamin c 4.5mg 8% DV; folate 15mcg 4% DV; calcium 43mg 4% DV; iron 0.9mg 5% DV; magnesium 25.4mg 9% DV; potassium 252.9mg 7% DV; sodium 169.5mg 7% DV; added sugar 5g.