PointsPlus Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe

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PointsPlus Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe
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.

Ready in
20 m
6
Servings
102
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Protein
1g
3%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
522µg
58%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.5%
Vitamin C
20mg
34%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
52mg
5%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
26µg
6%
Iron
0.8mg
4.5%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
40mg
6%
Polyunsaturated
0.1g
N/A
Potassium
423mg
12%
Sodium
199mg
8%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.3%
Zinc
0.2mg
1.2%