Stovetop full of other sides? Use the microwave for this appealing autumn dish for six. It'll be our little secret. Not even grandma will notice.
Stovetop full of other sides? Use the microwave for this appealing autumn dish for six.
1 small butternut or buttercup squash (about 1 lb)
1/2 cup apple cider or water
2 small apples, peeled, cubed
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, if desired
With vegetable peeler, peel squash. Remove seeds; cut squash into 1/2-inch cubes. In 1 1/2-quart microwavable casserole, place squash and cider. Cover; microwave on High 5 to 7 minutes, stirring once halfway through cooking, until squash is tender.
Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring once halfway through cooking, until squash and apples are very tender. Serve immediately. If desired, mash before serving.
To prepare this on the stove top, in a covered 2-quart saucepan, cook the squash and cider over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until almost tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients; cover and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
Calories 70, Fat 0 grams, Saturated Fat 0 grams, Trans Fat 0 grams, Cholesterol 0 milligrams, Sodium 0 milligrams, Carbs 17 grams, Fiber 2 grams, Sugar 12 grams, Protein 0 grams