Squash Cranberry Saute

A wonderful winter side dish that is perfect for your evening meal or a holiday dinner – Squash Cranberry Saute. Cook cubes of butternut squash with fruit-juice sweetened dried cranberries. Yum!


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I’m starting with cubed organic butternut squash in Aldi’s frozen foods  You can use fresh squash peeled and cubed – about a small-sized squash equals about a little more than the 10 oz. bags of cubed squash.  Cranberries will be in the market for the next month if you’d like to use fresh cooked cranberries.  I’m using fruit-juiced sweetened dried cranberries, as they are readily available year round.  This tasty side can be made all winter even into spring.



Simply Nature Organic Butternut Squash







Squash Cranberry Saute

Use organic when available, 4 servings


Squash Cranberry Saute

A wonderful winter side dish that is perfect for your evening meal or a holiday dinner - Squash Cranberry Saute.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword butternut squash, squash cranberry saute
Servings 4


  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 10 to 12 cubed butternut (small butternut squash)
  • 1/2 small red onion sliced
  • 3 tbsp fruit-juice sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 tbs[ butter or margarine
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Agave nectar, honey, or maple syrup
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional 2 tablespoons almond or, Parmesan cheese for garnish 


  •  Place squash, chicken stock, cranberries, and onion in a pot over medium-high heat
  • Bring to a boil and lower heat to low and simmer about 15 minutes
  • Squash should be tender - drain
  • Melt butter and oil in pan on medium heat
  • Add squash mix with sweetener
  • Stir gently to mix sweetener
  • Brown vegetables on both sides
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish with almonds and cheese if desired
  • Serve hot 
















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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

17 thoughts to “Squash Cranberry Saute”

  1. Sounds so good Carol. When I used to cook Thanksgiving feasts I enjoyed trying new vegetable side dishes to go with the traditional entree….this owuld have been perfect! Now I think I’ll try it for just two on an ordinary day. (Because the younger generations pretty much just invite us over these days — thankfully!)

  2. What a delicious way to serve butternut squash, Carol. I love the addition of the cranberries! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. Interesting recipe!! Thanks so much for linking up at #AThemedLinkup 5 for Thanksgiving Recipes. Shared.

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