Skip Nav
Arm Workouts
Sculpt Arms Faster With These 8 Push-Up Variations
How to Tone Your Butt and Thighs Even More on Your Runs
Gym Culture
This Is What $200 at a Gym Gets You (and $10, and $40)

Recipe For Apple Squash

Thanksgiving Side Dish: Apple Squash

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love all the warm, savory dishes. This one has been in my family for years and it's sweet, creamy, and has a crunchy topping that reminds me of homemade mac and cheese. It's easy to prepare ahead of time, and is a great alternative to mashed potatoes or stuffing.

To see the recipe and find out how many calories are in one serving


Recipe for Apple Squash


Bottom layer:
4 Cortland apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine

Middle layer:
8 cups butternut squash (about two whole), peeled, de-seeded, and diced
2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Top layer:
2 cups fruit juice sweetened corn flakes, crushed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons Smart Balance margarine, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Heat two tablespoons of Smart Balance in a skillet and add the sliced apples. Cover and simmer for five minutes. Spread in bottom of a casserole dish.

  3. Boil the butternut squash for 15 minutes.
  4. Mash the squash with two tablespoons Smart Balance, two teaspoons brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Spread it on top of the apples.
  5. Mix the two tablespoons of melted Smart Balance with the crushed corn flakes, two teaspoons brown sugar, and chopped pecans. Sprinkle on top of the squash.
  6. Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy.

Makes 10 servings.

Here's the nutritional info for this Thanksgiving apple squash.

Serving Size 1/10 of the dish
Calories 159.6
Total Fat 5.9 g
Saturated Fat .6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 182.1 mg
Carbs 28.2 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Sugars 10.7 g
Protein 2.2 g

If you have a healthy recipe to share, please post it in the Healthy Recipe community group.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Fitness Fitness 6 years
MLH1 - I did use gluten-free corn flakes, and it came out great! JennSkonn - How about McIntosh apples?
Fitness Fitness 6 years
MLH1 - I did use gluten-free corn flakes, and it came out great!JennSkonn - How about McIntosh apples?
MLH1 MLH1 6 years
Thanks! This looks awesome! if I sub some gluten free corn flakes it this recipe can be gluten free as well!
Lemony Arugula Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Recipe
Butterbeer Cupcakes Recipe
Pumpkin Juice Recipe
Oreo Desserts For Halloween
Pumpkin Muffin Tin Recipes
Harry Potter Dessert Recipes
Thanksgiving Menu Ideas and Recipes

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds