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Baked Butternut Squash


Easy baked butternut squash seasoned with the warmth of cardamom and star anise.















4 pounds butternut squash
any large-ish sized squash will do
½ teaspoon salt
to taste
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
2 teaspoons star anise
teaspoon cardamom seeds
3 tablespoons brown sugar
8 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons lemon juice


Peel and cut open the squash. remove and discard the seeds and the fibers. Cut the squash into 1-inch cubes.

Turn the squash into a buttered 2-quart baking dish . Sprinkle with the salt and pepper, anise seed, cardamom and brown sugar. Drizzle butter and lemon juice over the top.

Bake the squash, uncovered in a preheated 350℉ (180℃) oven for about 30 minutes, or until tender.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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What do the Xs in this recipe stand for? I have no idea what's supposed to be the amount. Thanks

over 11 years ago


x = salt and pepper to taste. If you are a salt restricted diet use very little to none, if you like more pepper add more according to your own taste. For this recipe my tastes would range from 1/4 tsp to 1 tbsp depending on the size of the squash

over 11 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 251g (8.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 21349% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 513% Vitamin C 60%
Calcium 10% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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