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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.

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

1/2 cup
26 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 6.6g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 1.3g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 6027.1IU; vitamin c 11.9mg; folate 15.3mcg; calcium 27.2mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 19.3mg; potassium 199.6mg; sodium 2.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1/2 starch