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Caramelized Butternut Squash with Sautéed Greens

This Caramelized Butternut Squash with Sautéed Greens is the perfect healthy side dish made with maple syrup and goat cheese!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Fall, Holiday, North American, Winter
Keyword Caramlized Butternut Squash, Sauteed Greens
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium butternut squash peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • a pinch or two of salt and pepper
  • 4 handfuls coarsely chopped beet greens stems removed (use kale or swiss chard, if desired)
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbled


  • Heat a large heavy-bottom or non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil.
  • Add the cubed butternut squash to the hot pan and toss in the oil.
  • Let the butternut squash cook for about 5 minutes, tossing a few times gently. Add the maple syrup and the brown sugar, along with the garlic and salt and pepper. Turn the heat down to medium.
  • Toss the squash in the pan again until it's coated in the syrup mixture and let it cook as it lightly browns on all sides, turning the pieces gently every few minutes until they're just barely fork tender.
  • Add the chopped beet greens and stir them together with the squash. Add a lid to the pan and set the heat to low. Let the greens steam for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the squash and greens to a platter and add the crumbled goat cheese over the top.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 13427IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg