Rating: 4.5 stars
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This side is simple and fabulous. The cooking is mostly hands-off, and the prep is easy. Serve the tender butternut squash in large pieces to catch every last bit of the honey butter drizzle.

Maureen Callahan
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2014

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Credit: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
12 mins
total:
1 hr 12 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: 3 pieces)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Place squash halves, cut sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place honey and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 30 seconds or until butter melts; stir to combine. Brush half of honey mixture over cut sides of squash; reserve remaining honey mixture. Sprinkle squash with salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender.

  • Carefully place squash, cut sides up, on cutting board. Halve squash lengthwise; cut each half crosswise into thirds. Place squash on a platter. Heat reserved butter mixture in microwave at HIGH 20 seconds. Drizzle remaining butter mixture over squash; sprinkle evenly with pecans and parsley.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

133 calories; fat 3.6g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 1.3g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 4g; cholesterol 6mg; iron 1mg; sodium 147mg; calcium 95mg.
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