If the Butternut Squash Soup recipe from the last blog special was not for you, do not give up on winter squash yet. How you prepare a food can make a big difference between liking and disliking it.
Give this spiced squash casserole a try and watch the steps in the video too.
Squash, Apple, and Cranberry Casserole (serves 6)
A new take on a holiday-inspired casserole with fruits and vegetables. Try with ham or pork for a tasty meal.
3 cups diced winter squash (such as butternut or acorn)
2 medium baking apples (such as Granny Smith), cored and cubed
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts (optional)
2. Add cubed squash and apples in an 8x8 inch pan. Mix with a spoon.
3. Sprinkle nutmeg, cinnamon brown sugar, and dried cranberries over squash and apple mixture. Mix with a spoon to distribute seasonings.
4. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until squash and apples are tender.
5. If desired, sprinkle walnuts or other nuts over top after baking.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 80 calories, 0g fat, 0mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 3g fiber, 1g protein
Adapted: Illinois Nutrition Education Programs, Let's Eat for Health, Illinois!