Thursday, December 3, 2009

Broccoli and Squash Medley

This recipe from combines four of my son's favorite foods: broccoli, squash, dried cranberries, and nuts. And yes, I have an absurdly healthy boy. If I ate the way he does, I'd be a lot better off. Working on that. Anyway, this is fairly quick to make -- the hardest part is peeling the squash. It makes enough to feed 3-4 people as a main course, or you can use it as a side dish for a bigger gathering.


1 1/2 lbs. Frozen broccoli
2 cups Butternut squash -- peeled and chopped
1/2 cup Orange juice
1/4 cup Butter
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/2 cup Pecans - chopped
1 tbsp. Grated orange peel
1 tsp. Salt


Steam broccoli; set aside. In a large skillet, cook squash in orange juice 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Add butter and stir until melted. Add all ingredients and toss to coat.

This also tastes good cold, so you can make it ahead of time and put it in the fridge if you want a cold veggie side dish.


  1. Mmmmm, something I would cook! I'll give this one a try for me for lunch hopefully this week. I have some broccoli in the fridge just waiting to be chopped up and used.

  2. I thought of you when we made this, actually, but then I was like, "Oh, stuff gets mixed together, I dunno if she'd like it...." Lol. I just finished off the last of this with lunch today, and it was still tasty.

  3. It's just two veggies with seasoning, so that's cool to mix. I will make as a side dish hopefully today (portions cut down for a single person, and minus the butter, of course, LOL!), if I can get to the store. I'm really looking forward to it!

  4. Delicious! Thank you for posting this!


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