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Maple Butternut Squash

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Maple Butternut Squash

Maple Butternut Squash

Jessica Braider
If you love the subtle sweetness of butternut squash, this version which takes that up just a notch is sure to please! It's also a great way to introduce these lovely, super nutritious vegetable to skeptical kiddos.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 - 1 1/2 lb. butternut squash peeled, seeded, and chopped (some markets sell it already peeled and chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 tsp. salt optional
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup to taste


  • Combine the squash with ¼ cup of water in a microwave-safe dish and cook it on high power in the microwave for 5 - 10 minutes until it is very tender, or steam it on the stovetop until it is very tender, 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Mash the cooked squash with the butter or margarine, salt (optional), and maple syrup.
  • For a fluffier texture, whip the cooked squash in a mixer.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 132, Total Fat: 6g, 9%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 18.5%; Cholesterol: 15mg, 5%; Sodium: 8mg, 0.1%; Total Carbohydrate: 21g, 7%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 7%; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 2g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, Holidays/Special Events, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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