In most cases, pre-packaged “convenience” foods are a big no-no when trying to maintain a healthy diet. But, the good news is that this recipe features one time-saving convenience item that won’t have a negative impact on your health!
You can now find pre-packaged butternut squash “noodles” in most larger grocery stores and they are absolutely perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table fast.
Of course, if you have a vegetable spiralizer, you can always make your own butternut squash “noodles” in just a few minutes. Either way, you’re going to love this fast, delicious dish!
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Savory Butternut Squash Noodles
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 c. pre-packaged butternut squash “noodles” (or make your own)
3 T. unsalted butter
1½ T. fresh sage, chopped
2 t. ground cinnamon
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add butternut squash noodles and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently to ensure they cook evenly. When noodles are slightly softened, remove from pan and set aside. Keep warm.
Add butter to pan and heat until melted. Stir in chopped sage and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
Return butternut squash noodles to pan and toss to coat in sage butter mixture. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Serve immediately with your favorite entrée or as a light main course.
This sounds yummy! I am always looking for healthy and quick ideas! Gonna try This!
Thanks for sharing! ?
Becky, I have found that I really love butternut squash. One of my favorite fast fixes for lunch is to put some butter in a skillet, add a little leftover chopped chicken or hamburger and toss in some butternut squash noodles and stir fry them. (I sprinkle in some garlic powder, salt and pepper.) Once the edges of the butternut squash begin to brown and crisp a bit it brings out this nice, yummy flavor. 🙂