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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mashed Butternut Squash


Cucurbita moschata 'Butternut'. Original descr...Image via Wikipedia

If you are looking for an alternative to regular mashed potatoes, Butternut squash can be a tasty change.
Easy to prepare, and oh so easy to add wonderful flavors to, you will find a million different ways to
serve this versatile side dish. Butternut squash is loaded with vitamin A and beta carotene. One cup contains around 13 net carbs.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

One large Butternut squash peeled and chopped into large cubes.
Chicken stock
1 cup shredded sharp cheese
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
1-2 tablespoons of Low sodium soy sauce
pepper
2 tablespoons of margarine

Instructions:
Once you have peeled and cut your squash, remove the seeds and chop squash into rough
large 1 1/2 inch cubes. Simmer squash in just enough stock to cook, you can add more if you need to.
Once squash is fork tender, add in margarine, pepper, soy sauce and mash with a potato masher, don't strain off the stock
Add in cheeses and stir until cheese is melted. Serve hot as a great side dish and alternative to potatoes.
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