Roasted Honeynut Squash with Spicy Agrodolce

Roasted Honeynut Squash with Spicy Agrodolce

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November 2019

Agrodolce is a sweet-and-sour Italian sauce made by reducing vinegar and sugar. This easy vegetarian recipe gets its spicy kick from the serrano pepper, which makes a delicious complement to the honeynut squash. File under "fall recipe" with all the flavors.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 honeynut or 2 small butternut squash (about ¾ pound each), halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small serrano pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Drizzle squash with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. Place, cut-side down, on the prepared pan. Bake until starting to soften, about 15 minutes. Turn the squash over and continue baking until lightly browned and tender, 15 to 20 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until very soft, 4 to 8 minutes. Add serrano and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, apricots, brown sugar and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until reduced to ¾ cup, about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve the squash with the sauce and walnuts.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 squash half, 3 Tbsp. sauce
  • Per serving: 242 calories; 12 g fat(1 g sat); 5 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 51 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 19 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 15,588 IU vitamin A; 32 mg vitamin C; 87 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 298 mg sodium; 691 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (312% daily value), Vitamin C (53% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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