Butternut Squash Apple Bake
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Butternut Squash Apple Bake

Easy to make and a healthy side dish using butternut squash and apples. Fluffy "bake" combines the best of butternut squash and apples (or applesauce) for a versatile side dish which can also be a dessert!
Keyword butternut squash apple bake
Servings 8
Author The Savvy Age

Ingredients

  • 1 bag 10 ounce bag of frozen butternut squash OR 1 medium butternut squash
  • 12 ounces applesauce or 3 medium apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp sugar can use sugar substitute
  • 1/4 tsp cinammon can omit if desired

Optional Topping

  • 1 cup slightly crushed cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Microwave the butternut squash per directions on the bag. If using fresh butternut squash peel squash, remove seeds, cut into large pieces. This is the most labor intensive part of the recipe, it can be tough to tame a butternut squash, be careful! Boil squash for 20-30 minutes until tender. Drain.
    2. In a medium bowl, add the butternut squash and very gently mash a few of the pieces.
    3. Add remaining ingredients and gently mix. This will determine the smoothness of the dish.
    4. Spoon into a 9" pie dish or an 8" square glass dish.
    5. Bake 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Optional Topping

  • Combine topping ingredients with a fork and sprinkle on all or a portion of the Butternut Squash Apple Bake before baking.

Notes

Adding the topping does make the Butternut Squash Apple Bake less healthy, but it also makes the dish more visually appealing :)