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Salsa Squash Recipe

"You can't beat this combination of sweet squash, zippy salsa and eye-catching orange color for a deliciously different and fun side dish," assures Marilyn Young of Riverside, Ohio.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil; place squash in a steamer basket over water. Reduce heat; cover and steam for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the salsa, salt and squash cubes. Spoon half of the mixture into a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of cheese. Top with the remaining squash mixture.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Uncover; top with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 272 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 1,200 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 8 g protein.