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Simple, Steamed Squash Or Pumpkin

This is quick and simple way of using butternut squash or pumpkin as a side dish.


  • 1 butternut squash


  1. Peel the squash with a potato peeler. Chop off the stalk and flower end. Chop in half and use a spoon to remove the seeds. Chop into 1/2 inch cubes.

  2. Steam in a steamer (or in a large sieve above a pan of boiling water) until soft - about 10-15 minutes.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

15-20 minutes

Notes & Variations on Simple, Steamed Squash Or Pumpkin

Make sure you have removed all the pips before cooking, or these can make the squash taste bitter.

Steaming is the best way to cook butternut squash, as it preserves the vitamins well.

If you prefer, you can cut the squash into 1 cm slices, instead of chopping.


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