5-Minute Freezer Side Dish: Butternut Squash with Honey & Lime

updated May 1, 2019
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There are certain ingredients we expect to go hand in hand with butternut squash, but sometimes the very best results happen when we bring together a totally unexpected combination like soy sauce, honey, and lime juice.

Why This 5-Minute Side Deserves a Spot on Your Table

This side dish might take you out of your winter squash comfort zone, but if you go with it, your tastebuds will be rewarded big time. Cubes of sweet squash are tossed and topped with a blend of contrasting ingredients, like tangy lime juice, salty soy, and red hot pepper flakes.

How to Make It

Microwave a 12-ounce bag of frozen squash, according to the package instructions, until cooked through. Toss with about 1/4 cup of soy sauce and about 2 tablespoons of honey. Squeeze fresh lime juice (from 1 lime) over the top and garnish with lime zest and red pepper flakes.

5-Minute Freezer-to-Microwave Side Dishes

Starting with a 12- to 16-ounce bag of frozen veggies, we’ll show you how to mix it with three pantry ingredients, and get it on the table in five minutes with the help of the microwave.