This is one of my favorite sides. And I used to hate squash.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring chicken stock, butternut squash, red onion, and cranberries to a boil in a saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain.

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  • Heat butter and olive oil together in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently stir butternut squash mixture into hot butter and oil; sprinkle with brown sugar. Gently flip vegetables when browned, about 5 minutes per side. Sprinkle with almonds, Parmesan cheese, and salt.

Nutrition Facts

254 calories; protein 3.7g 8% DV; carbohydrates 39.1g 13% DV; fat 11.4g 18% DV; cholesterol 15.8mg 5% DV; sodium 316.1mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2013
note I messed this one up but it turned out amazing Okay so I was trying to impress a date and looked around for some unusual but easy recipes. This one seemed to fit the bill. I gave it a try but I over cooked the squash. When I tried to brown it it turned to mush. I was too committed to give up (I didn't have anything else to cook!) so I just went with it and it was AMAZING! After I boiled the squash onions and dried cranberries I tired to economize with the upcoming dish duty so I put the butter and oil in the same pot that I boiled the squash in. After it got hot I threw the squash/onions/cranberries back in and it all turned to mush when I started to turn the squash. At that point I just turned it into a mashed potato-style dish and it was tasting pretty good. My date had a sweet tooth so I turned the tablespoon of brown sugar into 1/4 cup and added a teaspoon of allspice for kicks. When it was done it looked like mashed sweet potatoes with a parmesan on top (I forgot the almonds b/c I tasted it and didn't want to stop eating it) and it was a huge hit. Moral of the story... the flavors going into this dish are pretty versatile so feel free to experiment with it a bit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2017
Yuk!!!! Did not like this at all!!!! It didn't have much taste & the combination of all the ingredients was disgusting. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
note I messed this one up but it turned out amazing Okay so I was trying to impress a date and looked around for some unusual but easy recipes. This one seemed to fit the bill. I gave it a try but I over cooked the squash. When I tried to brown it it turned to mush. I was too committed to give up (I didn't have anything else to cook!) so I just went with it and it was AMAZING! After I boiled the squash onions and dried cranberries I tired to economize with the upcoming dish duty so I put the butter and oil in the same pot that I boiled the squash in. After it got hot I threw the squash/onions/cranberries back in and it all turned to mush when I started to turn the squash. At that point I just turned it into a mashed potato-style dish and it was tasting pretty good. My date had a sweet tooth so I turned the tablespoon of brown sugar into 1/4 cup and added a teaspoon of allspice for kicks. When it was done it looked like mashed sweet potatoes with a parmesan on top (I forgot the almonds b/c I tasted it and didn't want to stop eating it) and it was a huge hit. Moral of the story... the flavors going into this dish are pretty versatile so feel free to experiment with it a bit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
This exceeded my expectations. It had a depth of flavor and textures that was very delicious. I made a few changes. I boiled the squash and 1/3 cup cranberries. I then cooked the onions in in the butter mixture along with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar. After adding the squash I added 1/4 cup of almonds and 1/3 cup of parmesan. Everyone in the family liked it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2013
I really liked this! I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't have a red onion so I just used a regular sweet onion that I had on hand. I think a red onion would have made it prettier. I liked the mix of sweet and salty flavors in this dish. I think this would make a wonderful side dish for the holidays. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2017
Great recipe! I was afraid hubby wouldn't like it because of the cranberries. He give it a five! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2017
Oh boy did I make a piggy out of myself!!! This is outstanding!! I tweaked a little - cooked the squash and cranberries and then reduced liquid a bit. Browned onion and added remaining ingredients. Stirred around to coat well with butter. Topped with twice the amount of parmesan cheese and broiled to brown top. Delicious. Thank you so much for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2013
i have to say i liked this much more than i thought i would. i put it together a little differently; but used all the same ingredients. Thanks for the post LCjynx i would not have thought to put these things together! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2013
Interesting combination. Not sure I'll make it again but good enough for a second helping! We followed the directions exactly except that I had to use yellow onion instead of red. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2013
DH and I loved this dish tonight! I used Splenda brown sugar blend since DH is diabetic but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. The squash was falling apart rather than browning in the skillet before I turned off the heat but the flavors of savory and sweet mixed together were delicious. Thanks LCyjnx for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/26/2017
Yuk!!!! Did not like this at all!!!! It didn't have much taste & the combination of all the ingredients was disgusting. Read More
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