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New England Butternut Squash

From Coventry, Connecticut, Linda Massicotte-Black sends her side, New England Butternut Squash, which her family really loves. She writes, “This traditional fall treat is a family favorite because it's delicious and it has a hint of sweetness. Even the picky little eaters at the table enjoy this dish!”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 in. of water. Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes or until very tender; drain.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop out pulp and mash. Stir in the butter, syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 192 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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