Simple Peanut Squash Recipe -
Simple Peanut Squash Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Simple Peanut Squash

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"For those that don't yet have a taste for squash, here is an easy introduction. My wife once hated squash now this is her favorite."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Peel and cut the peanut squash into 2 inch pieces. Place the pieces into a loaf pan or other deep and narrow baking container. Sprinkle the brown sugar and salt over the pieces and drop the butter on top. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 35 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2007

The dish was simple, quick to prepare and delicious (to those who complained that squash was too hard to cut I'd recommend investing in a good knife - makes life a lot easier)! I added a little cinnamon to it, and it was great. The only thing: there was way too much butter in the recipe! I'll add half of the recommended amount next time. But it's just my personal taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2008

I thought this dish had no flavor. I couldn't even eat it. So I added some cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup then mashed it all together and it came out great!


47 Ratings

Sep 15, 2005

Yet another example of "how to make an inherently healthy veggie really, really bad for you..", but freakin' GOOD! BF loved it, made it using only half a squash (maybe mine was really big, as it filled up a whole bread pan?) but everything e3lse the same and the results were excelllent!!! Cudos, and I will DEFINATELY make this again!

Feb 23, 2005

Great Recipe! We cut our squash into smaller pieces, about 1 inch, which made it cook faster. Also added a little more brown sugar. This is a great alternative to eating the squash mushed, the taste and texture of the squash really comes through, and it's just sweet enough to be everyone's (especially the kiddo's) favorite!

Sep 21, 2005

This is great! I have been making my squash this way for years. I cut mine up in about 1" pieces and put it in a microwave dish, cover with plastic wrap (leave a small opening to allow for steam) and microwave. It turns out great and it is a lot quicker than the oven.

Jan 14, 2004

Delicious! I topped the squash with chopped pecans. I also cooked a bit longer - 40 mins, as I like my squash a bit softer.

Mar 01, 2004

This is a really easy, tasty recipe. The only change I will make next time is to cook it a bit longer. I prefer the squash a little softer. Otherwise, excellent recipe. My husband, not a big squash fan, LOVED it!!! (Always good with a veggie recipe!)

Sep 09, 2003

This was a simple, tasty recipe for butternut squash. I used a larger squash, so I had to more than double the cooking time, as well as add extra sugar, butter and salt. I baked it until it was soft and easy to mash. Very tasty!


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  • Calories
  • 536 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 86.4 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 12.5 g
  • 50%
  • Protein
  • 6.5 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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