Healthy Recipes: Broccoli with Squash Sauce

by Health News

Here is an incredibly healthy alternative to the traditional “broccoli with cheese sauce.” This recipe is Healthy Recipes: Broccoli with Squash Sauceso tasty and decadent you’ll hardy know it’s a “healthy alternative!” And the colors make it ultra-irresistible.


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florettes, stems peeled and 1/4 sliced
  • 1 small winter squash (such as butternut, hokkaido, buttercup or sweet)
  • 1/2 tablespoon melted butter
  • Salt to taste

Serves: 4


If steaming squash: Cut into quarters. Scoop out seeds and place in a heavy pot with enough water to reach 1/2" depth. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. If baking squash: Cut squash lengthwise in half. Lightly oil a baking pan and add 1/4 cup water. Invert squash onto pan and bake at 375 until a fork easily pierces skin, about 30 minutes. Using a pot holder, scoop seeds out of baked squash and discard. Scoop flesh into a blender and add butter, salt and enough water to make a sauce-like consistency. Blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste. Serve over lightly-steamed broccoli.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories                              82
  • Calories from Fat            22
  • Total Fat                             2g
  • Saturated Fat                   1g
  • Mono Fat                          0g
  • Cholesterol                       4mg
  • Sodium                               42mg
  • Total Carbs                        14g
  • Dietary Fiber                    6g
  • Protein                               5g

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