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Orange Honeyed Acorn Squash

Orange Honeyed Acorn Squash

250 Ratings
250 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 6 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Orange juice, honey, butter, and spices are the perfect pairing for acorn squash.  Enjoy this recipe with your favorite protein foods. 

Ingredients

  • 3 acorn squash (small)
  • 1/8 cup orange juice (2 Tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • nutmeg (1/8 teaspoon, optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut squash in half. Remove seeds and place halves in shallow baking pan.

3. Combine orange juice and honey. Mix well. Put some of the orange juice/honey mixture in each squash cavity.

4. Add 1 Tablespoon of the margarine to each squash half. Sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

5. Cover pan with aluminum foil to keep steam in and speed cooking.

6. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking 30 minutes more, or until squash is tender.

Notes

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Source:

University of Wyoming, Cooperative Extension, Cent$ible Nutrition Cook Book, p. FV-37

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup, 1/6 of recipe (239g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 166
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars included 11 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 74 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 766 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 166
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 10 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Total Sugars 12 g
Added Sugars included 11 g
Protein 2 g
Minerals
Calcium 74 mg
Potassium 766 mg
Sodium 8 mg
Copper 148 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 70 mg
Phosphorus 80 mg
Selenium 1 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 71 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 26 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 0 mcg
Folate 38 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.3 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 2 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 2 cups

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