Microwaved squash colcannon served in a bowl

Microwaved squash colcannon

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 8

Pop this super-easy butternut squash colcannon in the microwave for a colourful festive side dish that saves on saucepans. Serve mashed with kale

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal92
  • fat5g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 3cm chunks
  • 200g kale, shredded
    Kale

    Kale

    kay-el

    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 50g butter or olive oil
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • good grating nutmeg
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    nut-meg

    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

Method

  1. Tip the squash into a large microwavable bowl with about 150ml water and season. Cover with cling film and microwave on high for 15 mins.

  2. Remove from the microwave, carefully peel away the cling film and stir through the kale. Cover and continue to microwave on high for 4-5 mins until the squash is ready to mash and the kale is tender. Add the butter or olive oil and roughly mash the mixture. Season generously, stir through the nutmeg and serve.

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