Almond Butternut Squash Au Gratin

Butternut squash gratin with spinach and cheeses on a holiday table

Whether it’s for the holidays, Sunday dinner, or for a dinner party, almond butternut squash au gratin is a delightful side dish that can’t be beaten.  Made with healthy ingredients, this tasty casserole lets those you feed leave the table in good spirits and with no guilt.  It is easy to transport, too!

 

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How to peel and cut butternut squash

  1. Lay the squash on its side and cut about an inch off the top and bottom using a sharp knife.
  2. Using a peeler, remove the skin from the outside of the squash until you reach the orange flesh.
  3. Cut squash in half and scoop out the seeds and membrane with a spoon.
  4. Slice squash into long slices as described in the above recipe.

 

Health benefits of butternut squash

Butternut squash is very versatile as it can be roasted or baked (most common) or eaten raw. Beyond that, however, it’s also low-calorie and packed with nutrients! It’s also high in antioxidants which can help you fight inflammation and chronic disease. And it’s a good choice for those trying to lose weight because it’s also high in fiber!

Here’s the nutritional breakdown for one cup of cooked butternut squash: 

  • Calories: 82
  • Carbs: 22 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 7 grams
  • Vitamin A: 457% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
  • Vitamin C: 52% of the RDI
  • Vitamin E: 13% of the RDI
  • Thiamine (B1): 10% of the RDI
  • Niacin (B3): 10% of the RDI
  • Pyridoxine (B6): 13% of the RDI
  • Folate (B9): 10% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 17% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 18% of the RDI


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