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Baked Buttercup Squash

Similar to acorn squash, buttercup squash is a winter squash that can be roasted, baked, or mashed. Try this simple recipe for a tasty, fiber-filled treat!

Recipe Summary:
Preparation Time: 50 minutes
Number of Servings: 2

1 buttercup squash (approximately 2 lbs.)
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. butter
Salt and Pepper

Cut squash in half and remove seeds. Place in baking dish cut side down in about 1 inch of water. Bake at 350º F for 40 minutes or until tender. Remove from oven, and fill each cavity with brown sugar, butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to bake for 10 minutes. Variation: substitute other varieties of squash such as acorn squash or Hubbard squash.

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 1/2 recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 20

% Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 13g
Protein 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Fruits and Veggies: More Matters”

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