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Kale and Butternut Squash Saute

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Makes: 4 servings Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 32 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 2 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds  butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup  diced yellow onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 1/2 cups  chopped fresh kale
  • 1 teaspoon  grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons  freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons  dried cranberries
  • 4 tablespoons  chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons  crumbled goat cheese


1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add squash, onion and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until squash is lightly browned and slightly tender, about 7 minutes.

2. Add kale, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper and cook until kale is wilted and squash is tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat.

3. Add cranberries and nuts; toss to combine. Sprinkle with goat cheese.


  • A half cup of cooked butternut squash provides more than 80 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement for just 41 calories. The gourd is also a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
  • For the most flesh and fewest seeds, choose a squash with a large neck and a small bulb. And forget the fridge: Butternut does best in cool -- not cold -- dark places, where it will last as long as a month.
  • Candice Kumai, the author of the new cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, purees squash and mixes it into her mac and cheese before baking. She also uses a vegetable peeler to shave it into ribbons, which can be lightly sauteed and added to salads or pasta dishes.
Kale and Butternut Squash Saute
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lauren.zachrich wrote:

Cheese is not meat in any sense of the word. It is also not detrimental to health, if you do not choose to eat dairy simply to do not add it to the recipe.

7/20/2014 10:13:40 AM Report Abuse
phoebe.p.johnson wrote:

Not everyone is Vegan, and still live very healthy and fulfilling lives.

11/8/2013 05:49:41 PM Report Abuse
vegandontiger wrote:

This would be a better recipe if it was actually meatless! It contains cheese. Cow's milk is just liquid meat. The point of meatless monday is to eat a vegan meal to start encouraging people to get rid of animal products that are no longer necessary for survival and detrimental to health instead of making people healthier. GO VEGAN and save yourself while saving the world! :-)

12/4/2012 06:40:55 PM Report Abuse

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