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Spicy Baked Squash

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Spicy Baked Squash
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  • Makes: 4 servings

This side dish is perfect for a fall or winter meal.  Squash cooked with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger creates a simple dish to accompany your favorite entrée. 

Ingredients

  • vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 acorn squash
  • 1 dash salt
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 9 teaspoon brown sugar (3 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Coat the baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray.

3. Wash the squash. Cut it in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 1/2 inch slices.

4. Place the squash on the baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt.

5. Melt the margarine on low heat in a small saucepan.

6. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger to the saucepan.

7. Spread the margarine mix on the squash.

8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender.

Notes

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Source: Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program, Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Network
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of prepared squash, 1/4 of recipe (126g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 122
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 91 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 48 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 388 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 122
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Linoleic Acid 2 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugars 7 g
Added Sugars 6 g
Protein 1 g
Minerals
Calcium 48 mg
Potassium 388 mg
Sodium 91 mg
Copper 77 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 36 mg
Phosphorus 40 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 78 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 19 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 1 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

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MyPlate Food Groups
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3/4 cups

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