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Melted Golden Squash

A dish you can have for dinner.

Melted Golden Squash

Golden Squash is healthy for you depending on the type of squash you choose. Many people don’t know that winter squash is high in vitamin A which is good for the eyes and helps the body fight certain type of diseases. For women it helps reduce the risk of birth defects. This recipe may take a little time but at the end it will help your body with benefits from the amount of fiber in one serving alone. In this recipe there are 175 calories, with 29 grams of carbohydrates, 10 milligrams of sodium, 7 grams of fat, 1 gram of saturated fats, 8 grams of fiber, and 2 grams of protein.

Melted Golden Squash

This recipe serves: 6

1 to 2 hard-skinned winter squash (acorn, banana, or butternut), about 3 pounds 3 tablespoon olive oil, or unsalted butter 1 finely chopped onion (about 1 1/4 cups) salt and pepper (freshly ground) to taste 3 tablespoons finely minced citron, or 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon chopped fresh mint, flat-leaf parsley or rosemary, optional

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Prick the squash with the tip of a knife and place in a pan in the oven.
  3. Bake until tender when pierced, about 50 to 60 minutes, depending on size.
  4. Remove from the oven and, when cool enough to handle, cut in half. Scoop out the seeds and fibers and discard. Scoop out the flesh and pass it through a food mill placed over a bowl, or mash it with a potato masher. You should have about 3 cups purée.
  5. Warm the olive oil or butter in a sauté pan over low heat. Add the onion and sauté until very soft and sweet, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add the puréed squash, season with salt and pepper, and add the citron or lemon zest and cinnamon.
  7. Cook over very low heat, stirring often, until dry, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with mint, parsley, or rosemary, if you like.

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
Per Serving

  • Calories 175
  • Carbohydrate 29 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Fiber 8 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Sodium 10 mg