Acorn Squash with Butter 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.

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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 120
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.5g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 8mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 99mg
  • Calcium: 64mg

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. 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. 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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