Maple - Ginger Butternut Squash

"Nice easy veggie dish that can be done ahead and reheated in the microwave. This can also be baked in a 400°F oven for 45 minutes instead of microwaved."
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  • Halve squash and discard seeds.
  • Cook, covered with plastic wrap, in microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes until cooked and tender Cool slightly, scoop flesh into a bowl.
  • Mash slightly with a fork.
  • Add syrup, ginger and salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. ratherbeswimmin
    I enjoy finding a recipe that has just a few simple ingredients yet tastes so good. This one is a real treasure, Tebo. I loved the maple/ginger flavor. Went very well with the butternut squash. Tasted even better the next day. Thanks for posting this one.
  2. Bergy
    Great "Do Ahead" recipe - I got everything ready in the AM and popped it in the oven 30 minutes before dinner. The ginger/ maple syrup gives the squash a nice flavor .It is not sweet I used an Acorn squash - super Thanks Tebo — posted Oct 27, 2003, Added comments 14 July 04 I made this again with butternut squash -it was a super hot day, no microwave so I peeled, seeded & cubed the squash steamed it until fork tender then followed the recipe. Again did it in the AM, popped it in the toaster oven 25 minutes before dinner -easy & no heat Thanks again Tebo
  3. cpenner
    Nice flavour -- I really liked this. I baked the squash in the oven rather than microwaving it. Very simple to make. The only thing I would change would perhaps to be to use just a little less ginger next time.
  4. K-Du6697
    This recipe was so easy and delicious. My 2 year daughter went nuts over it...I am definitely keeping this one in my cookbook. Thank you for posting!
  5. Debloves2cook
    LOVED IT! It was so fast and tasted wonderful. It may have been my microwave, but I had to cook for 10 minutes, instead of just 5-8, no biggy.


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