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Acorn Squash with Butter Sauce

Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 squash wedges and about 2 teaspoons sauce)
Microwave healthy acorn squash and serve with a homemade seasoned butter sauce for a hearty and nutritious side dish that takes just minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1 acorn squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 120
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.4 g
  • carbohydrate 24.5 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 99 mg
  • calcium 64 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pierce squash several times with a sharp knife; place on paper towels in microwave oven. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Discard seeds and membrane. Cut each squash half lengthwise into 4 wedges. Pour 1/3 cup water into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Place squash, cut sides up, in pan. Cover with plastic wrap, turning back 1 corner to vent (do not allow plastic wrap to touch food). Microwave at HIGH 10 minutes or until tender.

  2. Place butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave at HIGH 20 seconds or until butter melts. Stir in syrup, nutmeg, and salt. Spoon sauce over squash wedges.

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