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Quick Ginger-Orange Squash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 12, 2022
"You can prepare this side dish quickly in your microwave," says field editor Vonna Wendt of Ephrata, Washington. "It has a festive holiday flavor."


  • 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Pierce squash several times with a knife or fork; place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Cut into quarters; remove seeds and pulp.
  2. Return squash to plate, cut side down. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on high for 4-1/2 minutes.
  3. Turn over; microwave on high for 4-6 minutes longer or until soft. Scoop out squash and place in a bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 143 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 8g fiber), 3g protein.

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