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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.

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
0%
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
,
Sugars
7g
7%
)
Protein
0g
0%
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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