Butternut Squash and Black Bean Skillet

Dairy-Free | Gluten-Free | Quick & Easy | Side Dishes | Low Fat | No Added Sugars | High in Fiber | Vegan | Vegetarian | WIC Friendly

Butternut squash and black beans make a delicious, hearty side dish full of fiber and protein.

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Skillet
6
Servings
40 minutes
Total Time
$0.42
Cost per serving
Temperature: Medium high to Medium low
Serving size:2/3 cup
Prep time:15 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Total time:40 minutes
Equipment:

Cutting board

Vegetable peeler or sharp knife

Measuring cups and spoons

Can opener

Strainer

Wok or large skillet

Utensils:

Knife

Spatula or wooden spoon

Serving Suggestion:

Serve with a lean protein, such as chicken or turkey, and steamed vegetables for a complete meal.

Mix leftovers with salad greens and your favorite veggies for a filling salad.

Ingredients

2 3/4 cups fresh butternut squash, cubed (about 1 pound) or 15 ounces frozen, cubed butternut squash

3/4 cup white onion, chopped (about 1 small onion)

1 teaspoon olive or vegetable oil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 15 ounce can no salt added black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  1. Before you begin wash your hands, surfaces, utensils, and vegetables.
  2. Wash and dry the squash. Heat squash in the microwave on high for 1-2 minutes to soften the skin.
  3. Carefully peel the squash using a vegetable peeler or small knife. Remove seeds. Cut squash into 1/2-inch cubes.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add squash, vinegar and water and stir to coat the squash.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook the squash for about 15 minutes, or until it can be pierced easily with a fork.
  6. Add beans, onion, garlic, and oregano and cook for an additional 5 minutes.


Tips

  • Sweet potatoes may be substituted for butternut squash. Adjust cooking time as needed.
  • Add even more color (and nutrients!) to this dish by stirring in spinach or kale while beans are heating.
  • Balsamic vinegar may be substituted in place of red wine vinegar.
  • No vinegar? No problem. Recipe can be made with 1/2 cup water in place of vinegar and water mixture. If using water in place of vinegar, try adding lemon juice and additional spices, such as cumin, paprika, or chili powder, to boost the flavor of the dish.


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Ingredients

What goes in Butternut Squash and Black Bean Skillet?

Black Beans
Black Beans
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash
White Onion
White Onion

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

CALORIES
110
TOTAL FAT
1g
SODIUM
0mg
TOTAL CARBS
20g
PROTEIN
5g
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