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Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce
The beautiful orange color of the squash reflects its rich concentration of health-promoting beta carotene. 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 Prep 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

Nutritional Profile

Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce
1.00 serving
(1185.25 grams)
Calories: 107


 vitamin A164%





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Steamed Butternut Squash with Red Chili Sauce
1.00 serving
1185.25 grams
Calories: 107

World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin A1474.01 mcg RAE16427.7excellent
vitamin C34.04 mg457.7excellent
fiber6.32 g233.8very good
vitamin B60.33 mg193.3good
manganese0.43 mg193.2good
copper0.15 mg172.8good
pantothenic acid0.79 mg162.7good
magnesium63.12 mg152.5good
vitamin B10.17 mg142.4good
potassium650.02 mg142.3good
vitamin B32.13 mg132.2good
folate45.13 mcg111.9good
phosphorus68.92 mg101.7good
calcium97.77 mg101.7good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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