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Maple-Almond Butternut Squash

A heartwarming side dish, especially on chilly days, this is a cinch to prepare, making it a good choice for any weeknight. It’s impressive enough for company, too. —Judy Lawson, Chelsea, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium butternut squash (about 4 pounds), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Mix first five ingredients. Place squash in a 4-qt. slow cooker; toss with syrup mixture. Cook, covered, on low until squash is tender, 5-6 hours.
  • Stir in cream; cook, covered, on low until heated through, 15-30 minutes. Top with almonds and cheese.

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  • Arlene
    Oct 14, 2017

    Definitely more than 5 star recipe! SOOOO delicious! I added a few dashes of cinnamon and a little basil to the squash as I threw it into the crockpot. I also toasted the sliced almonds in the oven until lightly browned. This is definitely a keeper! Smells so good too - I just kept sniffing it after I was stuffed full of it! :)

  • Caoimheandme
    Jan 15, 2014

    Five stars isn't really good enough for this recipe! It is absolutely fabulous. I made it for a group of about 16 men, and everyone was impressed. They all wanted copies of the recipe to take home to their wives. A frequent comment was "I don't like squash, but that is fabulous." I did add some fresh parmesan and sliced almonds to the squash just before I added the cream and a little more on top before serving. This might be too much cheese for some, but I love cheese. I think the recipe would be fine just as written too. Thank you for sharing a great recipe.