Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash

Maple cinnamon butternut squash

When eating the Nutritarian way, vegetables are a BIG part of everyday meals.  Because of this, I am always looking for the most simple but delicious ways to make them.  This recipe certainly qualifies for simple AND delicious!

I ate this butternut squash with a side of lentils and a green smoothie for lunch today.  It was so delicious I felt like I was eating dessert!

I bought the squash already cubed, fresh in a bag from Trader Joes.  The bag it comes in allows you to steam it right in the bag.  If you don’t have a Trader Joes and want the convenience of already cut squash, I know most grocery stores sell frozen, cubed squash.

The cinnamon and maple syrup are the perfect sweet to go with the squash. Add butter and salt and you have the perfect salty/sweet side dish. Delish!

Maple Cinnamon Butternut Squash

12 oz peeled, cubed butternut squash, steamed
3 Tbsp maple syrup
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt

Toss cooked butternut squash with the rest of the ingredients & enjoy!


This makes 4 servings.  In just 3/4 cup serving, you get 180% of your vitamin A!  It is also a great source iron, potassium & vitamin C.

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  • Robyn
    May 14, 2013 at 12:06 am

    You know, I have never had butternut squash until…today.. I made a butternut squash soup. I eat a lot of soups because my illnesses have caused me to be unable to swallow solid foods so I need things that can be pureed etc but this soup came out so good. The squash tasted very sweet to me. Is that how they’re supposed to taste?

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