Easy Butternut Squash

This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious enough to become a family favorite.

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 small butternut squash (or 4 cups of pre-cut)
  • 1/2–1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce



  1. If using a whole squash, peel and seed and cut the squash into 1-inch cubes. This will provide approximately 4 cups.
  2. Place cubed squash into a pot with ½ cup water, maple syrup, and soy sauce. Cover and simmer over medium heat until the squash is fork tender, about 15 minutes, adding additional water if needed.
  3. Taste and adjust seasonings.