Acorn Squash with Butter Sauce

recipe
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.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 squash wedges and about 2 teaspoons sauce)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 2 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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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Oxmoor House

April 2009
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