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Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce

If you don’t know what to serve for dinner tonight …

The beautiful orange color of the squash reflects its rich concentration of health-promoting vitamin A—295% of the Daily Value for this nutrient! Combine the nutritional value of the squash with the great taste of the red chili sauce for a great addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating.

Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce

squashPrep and Cook Time: 23 minutes


  • 1 medium-sized butternut squash, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBS + 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 TBS chopped cilantro


  1. Slice onion and chop garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their health benefits.
  2. Bring 2 inches of water in a steamer to a boil.
  3. Cut squash into cubes and steam in a steamer with a tight fitting lid until al denté, about 5-6 minutes.
  4. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium-size skillet. Healthy Sauté onion in broth for 3 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently. Add garlic and spices and mix well. After about 1 minute, add rest of broth and begin to simmer gently.
  5. When squash is al denté, add it to simmering sauce and cook together for another 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cilantro.

Serves 4

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