Acorn Squash in the Microwave Two Ways

I just love to fix squash in the Fall months and these microwave recipes make it very easy.  One is  a Weight Watcher’s version.

  • 1 medium acorn squash
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • dash of cinnamon and nutmeg (optional – I always add)

Cut squash in half; discard seeds or save to toast them later.  Place squash cut side down in a microwave safe dish.  Cover and microwave on high for 10-12 minutes or until tender.

Turn squash cut side up.  Fill centers of squash with sugar, butter and honey.  Add spices if desired.  Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Serves 2

Weight Watcher’s Mashed Butternut Squash with Apples

  • 20 oz. butternut squash, peeled and cubed (you can actually buy 1-1/4 pound packages of already peeled and cubed butternut squash)
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 tbsp. butter, diced
  • 1-1/2 tsp. fresh thyme or 3/4 tsp. dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Put squash, apples and cider in a shallow microwave safe dish; sprinkle butter over top.  Cover and microwave until tender, about 10-12 minutes.  Mash until smooth, but slightly chunky.  Stir in thyme and salt and pepper to taste.

Points value of 2 per serving

Serves 6

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