Thank you to Country Crock for sponsoring this post. Visit and tell us your favorite Thanksgiving veggie for extra entries into this giveaway. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective.
It’s never too early to start planning that wonderful Thanksgiving meal that everyone looks forward to, especially if dinner is at your house! My advice: plan that menu NOW and give everyone their assignments early so no one’s stressed out at the last minute.
The veggies are always one that I struggle with because I want to make something other than plain old corn or green beans, but I want the kids to eat it too! I was asked to create a Thanksgiving side dish recipe using Country Crock spread in place of butter. I thought this Browned Butternut Squash recipe would please both adults AND kids because the squash is cooked in Country Crock pumpkin spread (with 0 grams of trans fat) and little bit of brown sugar.
I also love this recipe because it’s very easy and only requires a few ingredients.
2 tablespoons Country Crock Pumpkin Spice spread
1 butternut squash (about 1 3/4 lbs), peeled, seeded, and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/2 cup low-sodium canned chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dark-brown sugar
1. Heat Pumpkin Spice spread in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash, saute, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and tender when pierced with a fork, about 16 minutes.
2. Add chicken broth, the water, and brown sugar, cook until liquid has evaporated and squash is nicely caramelized, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper.
Yummy squash cooking in the skillet 🙂
The squash turned out delicious and the kids even liked it – yay!! It’s a little sweet, but not too sweet and the pumpkin spice spread gives it just a perfect hint of pumpkin flavor. We’ve also used the Pumpkin Spice spread on rolls and they are soooo yummy – I would highly recommend to everyone!
If you’re looking for some other vegetable side dishes to serve for Thanksgiving, Country Crock has more great recipes over on their site.
To help you with your Thanksgiving dinner festivities, Country Crock is generously giving away some fun things from Williams Sonoma & Sur La Table – woohoo! LOVE both of those stores!
Use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter to win the cute Harvest Pumpkin tiny taper holders along with the Italian Scalloped Baker & 13″ Wire Baker Rack (pictured above).
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This giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored by Facebook. Open to US residents only. Winner will be chosen and posted on this original post Tuesday, November 13th.
Thank you to Country Crock for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.
This butternut squash looks really good! My favorite vegetable to make around the holidays is brussel sprout. Usually I fix them with bacon. Not very healthy, but it is Thanksgiving after all. I might be some green beans wrapped in bacon this year, though, just for a switch!
Cindy Ashley says
My favorite dish at Thanksgiving is always the desserts. I can never get enough of the smell and presentations of desserts.
Taylor D says
My favorite Thanksgiving food is a family recipe for candied yams. I make it every year in memory of my grandma. I will always remember her telling me that the secret is tons of butter and sugar – you can never add too much!
Wendy Farmer says
Thank you for this awesome give away. Your recipe looks devine.
Of course I love a turkey stuffed with apples !
I’m a sucker for corn casserole at thanksgiving! 😉
My favorite Thanksgiving food is stuffing. There are so many different ways to make it so that it’s a little different every year.
Penni Ebina says
Love butternut squash!
my fave thanksgiving food is anything with sweet potatoes!!
Bianca Andrea says
I love the desserts and salads that is my favorite part of thanksgiving!