Honey Orange Butternut Squash

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This sounds wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 14 teaspoon of freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice


  1. In a steamer set over boiling water steam the squash, covered, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until it is just tender but not soft, and remove it from the steamer.
  2. In a skillet melt the butter with the honey, the zest, and the orange juice, stirring.
  3. Add the squash and salt and pepper to taste, and cook the mixture over moderately low heat, stirring gently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the squash is coated well with the orange mixture. Serves 2.


Most Helpful

This was wonderful. :) Sweet, with a texture like properly cooked carrots (not mushy). My picky picky DD (6yo) not only ate hers but asked for and devoured seconds! She even wanted leftovers for her lunch today. And not only was it well received, but it was also very easy. Thank you for posting this recipe.

CraftScout March 14, 2008

And it was! (Wonderful.) Very simple, very easy to prepare, and quite delicious. Thanks for posting!

KLHquilts January 05, 2008

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