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Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash

 Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash
This golden, honey-sweetened squash can easily pass as a potato dish. A hearty, pretty side for special autumn meals. Bianca Noiseux, Bristol, Connecticut
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large butternut squash (about 5 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add squash;
  • cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain. Mash squash with the remaining ingredients. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 145 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 161 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.