This recipe is adapted from what was originally a pasta dish. Great variations include the addition of sweet potato and/or carrots for all or part of the squash (and of course the use of other kinds of squash such as acorn), orange juice or apple cider vinegar for the lemon juice, kale for the spinach, and peccorino for the parmesan. Sauteed onions or shallots also adds a nice flavor. —Frissberg
butternut squash, peeled and cubed
spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped
grated parmigiano reggiano
In This Recipe
In a large skillet over moderately high heat, heat oil and sautee squash with salt and pepper to taste until almost tender (about 7 min).
Add spinach to squash, along with ½ cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is evaporated.
Add lemon juice, salt & pepper to taste. Top with parmesan and serve.