PointsPlus Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe

PointsPlus Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe
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Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples

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Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples

In a pinch, but still want to present a healthy side dish for guests? Try this quick and easy recipe for mashed butternut squash; using store-bought squash that's already prepped saves time and effort. It will taste so good, no one has to know it was cooked in the microwave.

6
Servings
115
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: Look for 1 1/4 pound packages of already peeled and cubed butternut squash in the produce section of the grocery store. It’s an incredible time-saver.

Ingredients

  • 20  ounces  fresh butternut squash, peeled and cubed*
  • medium-sized Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2  cup  apple cider
  • 1  tablespoon  unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon  thyme, chopped
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions

Put the squash, apples, and cider in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish or container. Sprinkle butter over the top. Cover and microwave until tender, about 10-12 minutes. Mash until smooth, yet slightly chunky. Stir in the thyme, salt, and pepper.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Calcium, Ca
16mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
48mg
7%
Sodium, Na
62mg
4%
Water
88g
3%

Butternut Squash Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Butternut Squash Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.