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January 15, 2014
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Buy peeled and diced butternut squash at Costco to make this easy side dish.

Teresa J. Farney, The Gazette

Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples


Yield: 6 servings

20 ounces uncooked butternut squash, fresh, peeled and cubed 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon butter, cut up 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, or to taste


Put squash and apples in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish or container; sprinkle butter over top. Cover and microwave until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Mash until smooth, yet slightly chunky; stir in salt and pepper.

Source: Weight Watchers. 2 Plus Points per 2/3 cup serving

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