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Maple-Glazed Squash and Parsnips

 Maple-Glazed Squash and Parsnips
I can remember my mom making this family-favorite dish for special occasions. But because it requires so few ingredients and comes together quickly, you'll likely make it for everyday dinners, too.—Nella Parker, Hersey, Michigan
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.


  • 2 medium acorn squash
  • 1-1/2 pounds medium parsnips, peeled, quartered and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1-1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • Wash squash. Cut in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Cut
  • squash halves widthwise into 1/2-in. slices; discard ends. Place in
  • a large skillet with parsnips; cover with water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Drain.
  • In a small bowl, combine maple syrup and butter; pour over squash and
  • parsnips. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until tender, basting
  • occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, remove squash and arrange in a
  • circle on a serving plate. Spoon parsnips into center; drizzle with
  • cooking juices. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 215 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.