I bought a butternut squash last week. I had no specific purpose for it but I love squash and thought it would make a simple side dish. I never used it. It sat on my counter for a week. Then it came time for me to make these delicious turkey black bean burgers so I wanted a dish that would go along with it.
So I googled Southwestern Squash. I saw a recipe that sounded good, needed some changes but it was a good starting off point. Then I realized that it was a recipe for summer squash, not butternut squash. I couldn't figure out why the recipe wanted me to puree the squash. Huh? That didn't make sense.
Well, what the heck, I was still going to make it with the butternut squash. So I added some stuff, changed amounts and this is what I came up with.
This was fantastic! Even my squash hating husband liked it and my daughter raved about it. I ended up eating the leftovers for breakfast! Seriously. This rocked!
Southwestern Butternut Squash
1 butternut squash (mine was 1 lb. 10 oz. after cut and peeled)
4 green onions, chopped
1 small can of green chiles
2 cloves of garlic, pressed
1/3 cup sour cream, light
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used colby jack)
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and cut squash into chunks. Steam on stove with some water until soft enough to mash. Drain water and mash squash. Add the rest of the ingredients except for the cheese. Pour mixture into an 8 x 8 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Add cheese to the top. Cook for about 25 minutes at 375.
Total calories = 928 calories
6 huge servings = 155 calories per serving
Turkey Black Bean Burger with toppings + Southwestern Butternut Squash = 455 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.