Apple Walnut Butternut Squash

Butternut squash and apple pair beautifully in this easy autumn side dish.  Pretty enough for your holiday table, it is delicious and dare I say healthy?

 3-4 servings


  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1 apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter, divided
  • cinnamon



Toast the walnuts in a dry skillet.  Be careful not to burn the nuts, 2-3 minutes should do it.  Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Peel and dice the apple.  Add 1 tbsp. butter to the skillet and sauté the apples for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Steam the butternut squash until tender, then puree with a stick blender.  Stir in the remaining tbsp. of butter and brown sugar.

Place the squash in a serving bowl.  Top with the diced apples and the toasted walnuts.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve!

Notes: ♪♫ Speed up prep time by purchasing peeled and cubed butternut squash, it’s usually available this time of year.

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