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
105
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*
  • 2 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

Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
26g
20%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
21µg
23%
Calcium, Ca
34mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
7µg
0%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
17mg
2%
Sodium, Na
27mg
2%
Water
87g
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.