Soft Sugar Squash - KNEP - Kentucky Nutrition Education Program


Soft Sugar Squash

Servings:3Serving Size:1 cup

A traditional dish from Somalia.


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 1 pound), cubed and peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Wash hands with warm water and soap, scrubbing at least 20 seconds.
  2. Fill a 9.5-quart pot halfway with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the squash and salt. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the water and combine the cooked squash with sugar and olive oil. Gently combine.
  5. Serve.


Source: Amina Osman, Common Earth Gardens

Nutrition facts per serving: 160 calories; 9g total fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 390mg sodium; 22g total carbohydrate; 3g dietary fiber; 8g total sugars; 4g added sugars; 2g protein; 0% Daily Value vitamin D; 6% Daily Value calcium; 6% Daily Value iron; 10% Daily Value potassium