advertisement



Side Dish


Print this page | Sign up for free e-bulletins
 | Bookmark This Page
Roasted Glazed Butternut Squash
 
Description

Butternut squash is the quintessential winter vegetable, the perfect complement to everyday cold-season family meals or lavish holiday celebrations. It can be pureed, mashed and baked into pies or breads, but I prefer this Italian-influenced version, which preserves the unique, yielding texture of the flesh. The nutty sweetness of the butternut finds the perfect counterpoint in tangy balsamic, rich olive oil and sharp, aged cheeses. Don't forget to save the edible seeds - roast on a cookie sheet at 170° F. for about 20 minutes.

Food as Medicine
Winter squashes, including the butternut, are rich sources of vitamin A; a cup of baked flesh provides 214 percent of the Daily Value for this vital nutrient. Also, though rich in carbohydrates, many of the butternut's carbs come from pectins that appear to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and insulin-regulating properties.

 
Ingredients

2 medium butternut squash (or other winter squash), peeled, seeded, and cut in 2" cubes
3/4 cup stock
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbl extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
12 sage leaves, cut into long, thin strips
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese

 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Add squash to cold water to cover. Bring to boil and cook until just tender when pierced with a knife. Drain.
  3. Place the boiled squash in a roasting pan. Add remaining ingredients except cheese and toss. Sprinkle with the cheese. Roast uncovered for 30 minutes or until golden on top. Serve hot.

Want more healthy, delicious recipes? Join the Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging online guide for access to hundreds of anti-inflammatory recipes and our exclusive eating guides. Sign up today and get 14 days free!


Serves 4

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 186.5
Fat 4.8 g
Saturated fat 2.8 g (21.8% of calories from fat)
Protein 9.8 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Cholesterol 12.3 mg
Fiber 0 g

 

For your free personalized supplement recommendation, visit Dr. Weil's Vitamin Advisor.

The Weil Vitamin Advisor
Get your FREE personalized vitamin recommendation & supplement plan today!

Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging
Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Start eating for your health - begin your free trial now.

Dr. Weil's Spontaneous Happiness
Achieve emotional well-being
in just eight weeks!
Start your 10-day free trial now!

Vitamin Library
Supplement your knowledge with Dr. Weil's essential vitamin facts. Learn why they are necessary and more.

Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan
Your 8-week plan to wellness.
Begin your journey today!
 

Dr. Weil's Head-to-Toe
Wellness Guide

Your guide to natural health.
Use the Wellness Guide today!

Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet Food Pyramid
Our interactive tool can help improve overall health through diet.

Condition Care Guide
Learn about health conditions from acne to vertigo, and Dr. Weil's view of the best treatment options for each.

Healthy Recipes
Discover a treasure trove of healthy, healing foods and creative, delicious ways to prepare them.

Q&A Library
Over 2,000 questions from you
and their corresponding answers
from Dr. Weil.

 
Copyright © 2014 Weil Lifestyle, LLC
Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

Ad Choice
Advertising Notice

This Site and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like to obtain more information about these advertising practices and to make choices about online behavioral advertising, please click here