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Sweet and Salty Vegan Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup Recipe

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Sweet and Salty Vegan Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup Recipe

Butternut squash with brown rice

Butternut squash has such a wonderful natural flavor, that it's great eaten just plain on it's own. This is a very simple (yet very yummy!) butternut squash recipe that allows the natural flavors of the squash to shine through. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. This easy butternut squash recipe is both vegetarian and vegan, and would probably also be tasty using acorn squash.

If you love butternut squash (and I do!), scroll down for more vegetarian and vegan butternut squash recipes to try.


  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • rice or other whole grains (optional)


In a large soup or stock pot, combine the butternut squash with all of the other ingredients.

Cover, and bring to a slow simmer. Allow to cook for about 20 minutes or until squash is soft, stirring before serving.

Serve over rice, or another whole grain if desired. This sweet and salty squash is also tasty on its own.

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 4 out of 5
Sweet Butternut Squash Modified, Guest Mike

Excellent & simple! Modifications (can't seem to help myself from adding something extra typically): extra TBS maple syrup (mmmmmm...); minced garlic (4-5 cloves chopped finely); an oz or two more broth (squash a bit larger); also, had ""Pumpkin Butter"" (remaining in fridge door since last Thanksgiving... added a TBS or so of that; oh, also added TBS or so favorite salad dressing (""Miso"" @ Costco)! Cooked 12-14 minutes covered; then, boiled uncovered on high (a 2-3 minutes, stirring often), to reduce/thicken. Added bit more maple syrup, stirred & let sit in pot, partially covered, to absorb remaining liquid & flavors. Just now, cinnamon comes to mind as a nice addition. Looking forward to 2nd large serving tonight w/ dinner. Might even help change teenage son's attitude on vegetables, especially squash!

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