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Leftover Butternut Squash: Not just a side dish anymore! November 18, 2009

Filed under: low carb,weight loss — Kimberly @ 9:34 am
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I cooked some butternut squash for the first time last week, and ate it buttered and cubed, with a steak.  Yummy, but I sensed that the butternut squash’s true tastiness would be better served in a dessert.  So I found and tweaked a non-low carb recipe for butternut squash cobbler –originally the recipe contained real sugar, coconut flakes and ginger, but I substituted those out with Splenda, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice.

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH DESSERT CASSEROLE

2 c. cooked mashed butternut squash
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 c. Splenda
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Combine all ingredients, mixing well. Pour into lightly greased 1 quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until set.

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After I cooked it, it occurred to me that I could have made a “crumble” type topping with Splenda or PureVia mixed with butter and cinnamon.  As it was, though, it was *delicious* and disappeared FAST.
This would be a great recipe to take to a holiday potluck or dinner.  It’s fast and easy and most people won’t know or care that it’s low carb.

Oh and y’all, I just want to announce I’ve lost 40 pounds since May.  I don’t want to do a separate post, but I just hit that milestone and can’t resist a mention! 🙂

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