Easy Squash Recipes
Wondering what to make for dinner tonight? Try these easy squash recipes for a meal of hot soup and delicious stew. They don’t just taste great, but they are healthy and low in calories too. You can’t go wrong with squash. Try these recipes with butternut squash (my favorite) or try your favorite squash instead.
Curried Squash Stew
Source: USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Calories: 234 per 1 1/2 cup
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 yellow onion (peeled and chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
- 1 celery stalk (including leaves, chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 large zucchini (or 2 small)
- 2 tablespoons curry powder
- 3 cups butternut squash
- 1 can 14.5 ounce low-sodium diced tomatoes (including liquid)
- 1 can 15.5 ounce low-sodium white beans or chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
- Heat a large pot on the stove over medium heat and add oil. Add the onion, garlic and celery and cook about 10 minutes, until the onion is tender.
- Stirring occasionally, add the zucchini and curry powder and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the butternut squash, tomatoes and chickpeas and cover. Continue cooking about 10 minutes.
- Serve with cooked brown rice.
For additional flavor, try adding ½ cup raisins.
Source: University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension, From the Farm to the Table, p.12, Hispanic Health Council
Calories: 127 per 1/6 serving
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions (medium, chopped)
- 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth, low-sodium
- 2 carrots (medium, chopped)
- 4 cups winter squash (cooked)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced) -1 cup tomato puree (canned)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano (dried)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons basil (dried)
- In a large saucepan, warm oil over medium heat.
- Stir in onions, carrots and garlic.
- Cook for about 5 minutes, covered.
- Stir in the tomato puree, chicken broth, cooked squash, and herbs.
- Bring soup to a simmer and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
It’s squash season!
Squash is delicious baked and adds a unique taste and texture to soups and stews.
What is Winter Squash?
Acorn Squash Buttercup Squash Butternut Squash Carnival Squash Delicata Squash Hubbard Squash Spaghetti Squash Pumpkin
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