Thanksgiving Recipe’s You “Butternut” Miss!

Butternut squash is by far my favorite vegetable of all time, and its the perfect side for your Thanksgiving dinner. I was lucky enough to have my recipe for Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash featured in Rachael Ray Every Day Magazine back in 2014, and I am so excited to share it again with you. Check out my recipe along with some others that I am obsessed with this holiday season.



Sweet & Spicy Butternut Squash
Serves 8 PREP 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes

Butternut squash is my favorite Fall food, and it’s been my family’s secret weapon on the Thanksgiving table for as long as I can remember. This recipe is super easy and a great alternative to sweet potatoes, with way less calories, carbs and sugar. But hey, who’s counting!? It’s Thanksgiving, so don’t hesitate to have your butternut squash and your sweet potatoes, too!

1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
Pinch of ground allspice
Pinch of ground cloves
2 butternut squash (3 1/4 lbs. total)—peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
Olive oil spray
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 tbsp. soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled (optional)

1. Arrange the racks in the top and bottom third of the oven; preheat to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add the squash and toss to coat. Using the olive oil spray, coat two foil-lined rimmed baking sheets. Divide the squash among the sheets then spray the squash to coat.
2. Bake the squash until tender and golden in spots, rotating the baking sheets and turning the squash halfway through baking, 40 to 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
3. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle with the walnuts and top with a few dollops of goat cheese, if desired.




Squachos, the new Nachos!

You swap corn chips for crispy sliced squash and pile it with tasty toppings (it works with other fall veggies, too!). Try one of these “nachos” recipes for a snack fix you can feel good about. Check out the recipe via Women’s Health Magazine







This is the perfect appetizer dish or even hearty enough to eat as a meal if you are a vegetarian.  Either way, its got all  the fall flavors that is perfect for your Thanksgiving meal.  Check out the full recipe via Heather Made.












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