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Easy Garlic Herb Butternut Squash | Paleo, gluten-free and vegan | a simple stove-top side dish for Thanksgiving

garlic and herb steamed butternut squash

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Steamed
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy garlic and herb steamed butternut squash is a healthy gluten-free and vegan side dish for Thanksgiving (or any winter gathering!).


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Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash, seeded, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (2.75 to 3 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped mixed herbs, such as parsley, thyme and rosemary *see note
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add squash to the basket, cover and steam until the squash is tender, 13 to 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring often until the garlic is fragrant and just starting to brown slightly, 1 to 3 minutes. Immediately pour the garlic and oil into a large mixing bowl, add herbs and stir.
  3. Add the cooked squash to the garlic herb mixture. Add salt and pepper and gently stir to combine. Keep warm until ready to serve.


Notes

A 2.75 pound squash (untrimmed with seeds and peel) yields 6 cups cooked squash. A large squash will work great, but you’ll have to add a pinch more salt. Just taste to see.

For the herbs, try to use about 1 part parsley and 1 part a blend of woody herbs, such as sage, rosemary and thyme. Don’t use 1/3 cup of straight woody herbs without the parsley or it will be medicinally strong


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 179 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: steamed butternut squash, butternut squash side dish, easy squash recipes

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