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Butternut Squash Noodles Stir Fry

If you buy pre-spiralized butternut squash noodles, this side dish is beyond simple! Stir fry with butter, Balsamic, soy and garlic to make a delicious sauce.

Spiralized Butternut Squash with Balsamic Butter Sauce. Ready in 10 minutes with a delicious sauce of butter, balsamic vinegar, soy and garlic.

I recently discovered pre-spiralized butternut squash in my local grocery store. Yes, it was more expensive, but no peeling and spiralizing, so definitely worth it for me from time to time. Without the extra step of spiralizing, this dish literally takes 10 minutes from start to finish.

My husband loves this side which is a big plus because he can certainly benefit from less calories. This dish is like “noodles” but without the carbs – very low calorie. In fact, the first time I served it to him while playing xbox with his friends from England, he turned off the microphone for a second and shouted down to me in the kitchen “are there any more of these noodles”?

Butternut squash on its own is very bland.  The balsamic butter sauce adds great flavor and the spinach adds great additional nutrients and beautiful color.  So…fast, easy, healthy, delicious, pretty.

The Butternut Squash Stir Fry would be a nice side for:  Marinated Pork Chops, Sweet and Spicy Salmon or  Mediterranean-Style Marinated Chicken

Tailor To Your Taste

  • Add some herbs like thyme or chives,
  • Try garnishing the dish with chopped toasted walnuts for crunch
  • If you like a touch of sweetness, add a pinch of sugar or maple syrup.

Shortcut for Butternut Squash Noodles

  • Buy butternut squash already spiralized.  (If not available, you can spiralize your own.  The time on the recipe does not include spiralizing)

 

Spiralized Butternut Squash with Balsamic Butter Sauce. Ready in 10 minutes with a delicious sauce of butter, balsamic vinegar, soy and garlic.
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Butternut Squash Noodles Stir Fry

If you buy pre-spiralized butternut squash, this side dish is beyond simple! Stir fry with butter, Balsamic, soy and garlic for a delicious treat in 10 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Author: Cheryl

Ingredients

  • 4 cup spiralized butternut squash (about 3/4 pound)
  • 4 cup fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon good Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce (light or low sodium is fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic (small clove)
  • 1/4 teaspoon each, salt and pepper (or to taste)
  • OPTIONAL: pinch sugar or maple syrup; 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or chives

Instructions

  • MAKE THE DISH: In a medium skillet or wok, heat all the sauce ingredients on medium-high for a minute until fragrant. Add the spiralized squash and stir fry, tossing frequently, for about 3 minutes just until tender but not too soft it should still have a bite). Add chopped spinach and mix for another 30-60 seconds until wilted. Taste and adjust seasonings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Butternut Squash Noodles Stir Fry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 465mg20%
Potassium 622mg18%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 16038IU321%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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