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PointsPlus Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples Recipe

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.

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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving102
Total Fat2g3%
Sugar9gN/A
Saturated1g6%
Cholesterol5mg2%
Protein1g3%
Carbs21g7%
Vitamin A522µg58%
Vitamin B60.2mg8.5%
Vitamin C20mg34%
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K3µg4%
Calcium52mg5%
Fiber4g14%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)26µg6%
Iron0.8mg4.5%
Magnesium36mg9%
Monounsaturated0.5gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg6%
Phosphorus40mg6%
Polyunsaturated0.1gN/A
Potassium423mg12%
Sodium199mg8%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7.3%
Zinc0.2mg1.2%