We’ve updated our Privacy Policy. Please note we also have new Legal Terms which require all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration. For more information on these changes, please click here.

IMPORTANT:  We have a new Privacy Policy and Legal TermsLearn more.

Grilled Maple- and Pecan-Topped Butternut Squash

Sweet syrup and zesty orange peel bring fabulous flavor to grilled butternut squash.

(0)
(0)
Save and Share
  • prep time 1 hr 5 min
  • total time 1 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

2
small butternut squash (1 1/2 lb each)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
4
tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4
cup chopped pecans

SAVE ON THIS RECIPE!

LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place squash half, cut side up, on each piece of foil. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter, orange peel and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Brush over squash halves. Fold foil over squash so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 3 Cover and grill packets over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 25 minutes, until squash is tender. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Sprinkle pecans over squash; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup.
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Cut four 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Cut each squash lengthwise in half; remove seeds. Place squash half, cut side up, on each piece of foil. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix butter, orange peel and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Brush over squash halves. Fold foil over squash so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  • 3 Cover and grill packets over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 25 minutes, until squash is tender. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Sprinkle pecans over squash; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

EXPERT TIPS

toggle

Expert Tips

Winter squash, such as butternut, are an excellent source of beta-carotene and potassium.

Nutritional information

toggle

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
440%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.