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Mashed Acorn Squash with Sunflower Seeds

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 12 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 acorn squash, cut in 1/2 and seeded

1/3 cup lowfat sour cream or more as needed

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup shelled dry-roasted sunflower seeds


  1. Place the acorn squash halves in a microwave-safe dish and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH until the flesh is tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, remove the flesh from the squash and transfer to a large bowl. Add the sour cream, cumin, and garlic powder and mash together with a fork until blended and smooth, adding more sour cream, as necessary, to create a nice consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spoon the squash onto plates and top with sunflower seeds just before serving.
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