5-Ingredient Butternut Squash Home Fries + More Healthy Butternut Squash Sides

Aug 21 2018
Craving hot & hearty home fries for breakfast without all the carbs and calories? These Yummy Butternut Home Fries are your answer. Bonus: Only FIVE main ingredients!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Yummy Butternut Home Fries Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 2/3 cup): 58 calories, 2g total fat (<0.5g sat. fat), 246mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 1g protein

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1/2 medium onion, chopped

1 1/2 tsp. olive oil

2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash (1-inch cubes)

1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped

1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

Dash of cayenne pepper

1/2 cup chicken or vegetable broth


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to low heat. Add onion and oil. Cook and stir until translucent, about 3 minutes.

Raise heat to medium, and add all remaining ingredients except broth. Cook and stir until squash has partially softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Raise heat to high, add broth, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cook and stir until broth evaporates, about 3 minutes.

Cover and cook for 3 more minutes, or until squash is tender.


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