This Cider Glazed Butternut squash dish is an amazing recipe. It is made with only two ingredients and is very easy to make. A perfect Vegan, Gluten Free, or Paleo healthy side for Thanksgiving. I used butternut squash, but you could use sweet potatoes or any kind of winter squash. Just cube the vegetable and then roast or steam it.
Since, I was short on time and steaming vegetables is a faster method, I steamed.
I could have just as well have roasted the cubed squash by tossing the cubes in a little olive oil and then roasting on 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes;The steaming version took only about 15 minutes, but then I had a pot and steaming basket to wash.
Steaming makes the squash softer and moister; Roasting makes the squash a little sweeter and firmer. Either way it is delicious; It's your choice!
To me, this recipe tasted like a candied yam. It's a great way to serve squash or sweet potatoes without any added sugar.
If you are entertaining a crowd for Thanksgiving, this Vegan and Paleo side dish works really well because it's allergy friendly and Weight Watcher Friendly too.
- Gluten free/grain free
- Dairy free
- Egg free
- Nut free.
- Low in calories and fat.
- A cup portion, if steamed without oil, is only 1 Point Plus.
I made it for company tonight and there was not a morsel left over.
6 cups of cubed butternut squash ( or yams or any winter squash)
1/2 cup spiced apple cider ( got mine at Trader Joe's)
Optional: sprinkle with cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice mix
Place steamer basket in a large pot with lid. Add cubed squash or yams. Steam for about 15 minutes until vegetable is soft. In a separate pan bring the apple cider to a boil. Allow the liquid to reduce until you have a thickened glaze. Remove vegetable and drizzle with the glaze. ( or I cooked my squash in the apple cider for the last 5 minutes. Serve in a flat Pyrex of other dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
|Raw and Ready to steam or roast|
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