I got this recipe from my husband's grandmother who is from Peru. This recipe is delicious and healthy. It is also filling. The butternut squash, corn, and sweet peas are combined into a delicious dish for the whole family. Serve with a side of French bread. And enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place squash in a large pot and add enough water to cover; season with salt. Bring water to a boil and cook until squash is tender, about 20 minutes. Drain squash and return to pot.

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  • Mash squash with a potato masher; add evaporated milk, butter, and salt and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir corn, peas, and Cheddar cheese into squash mixture; cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Serve squash mixture over rice.

Cook's Note:

If squash mixture is too thick, add remaining evaporated milk.

Nutrition Facts

673 calories; protein 23g; carbohydrates 79.3g; fat 32.3g; cholesterol 92.6mg; sodium 510.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2015
Asome dish. didnt have the condensed milk used cream of mushroom soup as substitute and used canned veggies corn carrots and greenbeans. great dish My teens loved it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2016
Simple and easy recipe, but it would be a lot better with a few spices. I added chili powder and ground cumin after my first bowl. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2016
Simple and easy recipe, but it would be a lot better with a few spices. I added chili powder and ground cumin after my first bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2015
Asome dish. didnt have the condensed milk used cream of mushroom soup as substitute and used canned veggies corn carrots and greenbeans. great dish My teens loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2016
I had never heard of locro before tonight when I was looking for a new way to use up some butternut squash from last fall. I must say we LOVED it. I accidentally forgot to add the milk so it was thicker than the recipe intended but still delicious. My method was a little different than the recipe. I cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and scooped out the seeds then placed it cut side down on a jelly roll pan with 1/4 inch or so of water and baked at 375 until soft. I let it cool a little then scooped it out and proceeded as instructed. My peas and cheese were frozen so the whole mixture was cold and rather than standing and stirring it on the stove I put it in a covered casserole dish and put it in the hot oven for 20 minutes or so until everything was hot and the cheese melted. My girls ages 3 almost 5 and 7 couldn't get done raving about it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2017
My husband and I thought the recipe as it's written is pretty bland. We might try it again with additional spices like cumin and chili powder. It also made a TON. We had leftovers for daysssss. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2018
oh we will be making it again had it on rice first night we did add some ham diced up and peas Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2016
Easy to make yummy to eat. We liked it best with salt & pepper so maybe next time we'll put more salt in at the salt-to-taste part. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2017
I really recommend to use banana squash since butternut squash is too sweet for this recipe. I am Peruvian and love this dish just not with sweet squash Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2017
This was so delicious! When I tasted from the pot it was perfect; when tasted over rice it became bland. I just put steak seasoning into the rice this time and it was better... I checked out Peruvian spices and will add them to the rice next time. The Peruvian Locro was definitely 5 stars!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2016
This was really easy to make and very filling. My whole family liked it including teens and 9yo. We didnt have any leftovers! They never even knew there was squash in it (which they hate) I will be making this again. Could also be served over quinoa for a healthier version. Read More
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