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Microwaved squash colcannon served in a bowl

Microwaved squash colcannon

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • 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

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
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
  • 50g butter or olive oil
  • good grating nutmeg

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2018

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