Give it an "A." Just one cup of butternut squash boasts close to three times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A*. It's also high in vitamin C and a good source of fi ber, magnesium, and potassium. Need a kid-pleasing recipe? Try this sweet and savory side dish.
Total Time: about 1 hour
What you'll need
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into ¾-inch cubes
- 3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut into small cubes
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
How to make it
- Heat the oven to 350°. Lightly oil a large baking pan, then combine the butternut squash and apples in the pan.
- In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the squash and apples, pour the melted butter on top, and cover the dish.
- Bake until the ingredients are fork-tender, about 45 minutes.
Per serving (about 1 cup): Calories 176 ● Total Fat 4 g (6% DV) ● Saturated Fat 2 g (12% DV) ● Cholesterol 10 mg (3% DV) ● Sodium 40 mg (2% DV) ● Total Carbohydrate 37 g (12% DV) ● Fiber 5 g (21% DV) ● Sugars 19 g ● Protein 2 g (4% DV) ● Vitamin A 15,255 IU (325 % DV) ● Vitamin C 36 mg (60% DV)