Here is an incredibly healthy alternative to the traditional “broccoli with cheese sauce.” This recipe is so 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