Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Sauté
Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Sauté
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Looking for a great holiday side? How about a drop dead delicious, healthy kale and squash sauté that is surprisingly easy to put together? Roast cubes of butternut squash so they get tasty caramelized edges. While roasting the squash, prep the onions and kale and then sauté them with balsamic vinegar, adding the squash, pecans, and cranberries at the end. Simple. Beautiful. Packed with flavor and color. The balsamic vinegar? It’s what makes all the difference. The sweet tartness just intensifies the flavors of the onions, squash and kale. Oh yeah, it’s also vegan. It may even be paleo (if you swap out the sweetened dried cranberries with raisins). Every year we try to come up with at least one sparkling holiday side that will wow your guests. This year this is it. I’m making it for our Thanksgiving dinner and hope you do too!

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups 3/4-inch cubes of butternut squash (from about 1 3/4 pound whole small butternut squash)
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Sprinkling of black pepper
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 large red onion, quartered and sliced (about 2 cups of sliced red onions)
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp)
    • 6 cups thinly (3/4-inch) sliced kale (center ribs removed) (from about 1 bunch of kale)
    • 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries
    • 1/2 cup slightly broken up pecans
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 331 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 20 g 31.14%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 11.2%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 226 mg 9.42%
    • Calcium: 258 mg 25.83%
    • Potassium: 736 mg 21.04%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.82%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 36 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 41.07%
    • Sugar: 6 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 398.4%
    • Vitamin C 121.96%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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