Baked Maple-Squash

Baked Maple-Squash is an easy and delicious recipe that would work out well as a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter side. It has only 4 ingredients: Acorn squash, maple syrup, balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and nutmeg. Takes only (15) minutes to prepare then bake for (45) minutes. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 6 Servings. Baked Maple-Squash will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.baked-maple-squash

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.


1 large acorn squash (1-1/2 lb)
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
3 Tbsp maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg


1. Preeat oven to 400ºF.

2. Cut squash lengthwise in half; remove and discard seeds. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on cutting board. Cut each half crosswise into 6 slices. Place in a large bowl.

3. Mix remaining ingredients until blended. Add to squash; toss to evenly coat. Spread onto foil-covered rimmed baking sheet.

4. Bake 25 minutes. Using an oven mitt remove pan and turn slices over. Bake another 20 minutes or until tender.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 2 slices per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch

Calories: 90, Total Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 115mg, Sugars: 11g, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods.

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