1 cup of cubed butternut squash has a mere 63 calories, no fat, 3g of fiber and 1g of protein. I'll admit, I first started eating it because it was a low calorie substitute for potatoes, then... I fell in love.
The golden flesh of the butternut is sweet and nutty. It can be roasted, boiled, mashed, pureed, or even grilled. The seeds are edible. The skin is edible. You can use it in breads, muffins, soups. The possibilities are really endless!
I recorded this video yesterday sharing a few ways you can use a large squash. It includes some cutting tips, how I roast the seeds and, of course, some Little Guy silliness (towards the end.) Below the video are links to a few of my butternut squash ideas.
- Butternut Squash Fries
- Butternut Carrot Chicken Soup/Stew (what I make in the video)
- Winter Squash Soup with Roasted Seeds
- Bulgur Stuffed Pork with Butternut Squash & Apples
- Butternut Squash Stew with Bulgur
- The "I Almost Nailed Them" Roasted Butternut Squash Muffins
- Butternut Squash Pizza
- Roasted Butternut Squash Yumminess for Baby
Are you a butternut newbie? Or have you been eating it for years? As a butternut squash immigrant I'm making it a personal mission to inspire others who may have not had the opportunity to try this amazing vegetable.