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Acorn Squash with Dates

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Acorn Squash with Dates
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Looking for a vegetable side dish? Then check out this delicious acorn squash recipe with dates that’s ready in just 25 minutes.

Ingredients

1
acorn squash (1 1/2 to 2 lb)
2
tablespoons chopped dates or raisins
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons no-trans-fat vegetable oil spread

Directions

  • 1 Pierce squash with knife in several places to allow steam to escape. Place on microwavable paper towel in microwave oven. Microwave uncovered about 5 minutes or until squash feels warm to the touch. Cut in half; remove seeds.
  • 2 In shallow microwavable dish, place squash halves, cut sides down. Cover with microwavable plastic wrap, folding back one edge or corner 1/4 inch to vent steam. Microwave on High 5 to 8 minutes, rotating dish every 2 minutes, until tender. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Turn squash cut sides up. Spoon date mixture into centers of squash. Microwave uncovered on High about 1 minute or until sugar is melted. Cut each squash half into 2 serving pieces.
Tips  

Expert Tips

You can find a variety of no-trans-fat vegetable oil spreads located in the refrigerated dairy section by the butter.

Try this with dried cranberries or cherries instead of dates.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
45
(
Calories from Fat
15
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
2%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
7g
)
Protein
0g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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