Steamy Creamy Squash Packet…Yum!

I have had a LOT of summer and winter squash in my CSA box over the past month or so, and was running out of ways to prepare it without it tasting too mundane. I have been roasting, steaming, and including squash in my soup recipes, but I needed something with a little more kick to the recipe. Enter Lisa Lillien’s (aka Hungry Girl from the Food Network) new cookbook, ” 300 Under 300″ to help me spice up my squash! I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Lisa Lillien at my nutrition conference in San Diego in September, where I was able to snag a signed copy of her new cookbook. Check out page 162 of this book, for the steamy, creamy squash packet recipe. I guarantee it won’t let you down!

Steamy Creamy Squash Packet


2 yellow summer squash, stem ends removed

1/2 cup thinly sliced onion

2 tsp light whipped butter (or spread)

1/8 tsp dried oregano

Dash of black pepper

1/2 tsp chopped garlic

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy swiss cheese



1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Thinly slice each squash lengthwise, forming wide, flat strips. Cut strips in half widthwise and set aside.

3. Lay a large piece of foil on a baking sheet and spray with nonstick spray. Place sliced squash and onion in the center of the foil. Top veggies with two evenly spaced dollops of butter. Sprinkle with oregano and pepper. Top with garlic.

4. Place another large piece of foil over the veggies. Fold together and seal all four edges of the two foil pieces, form a well-sealed packet.

5. Bake in the oven until veggies are soft and tender, about 20 minutes.

6. Let cool slightly. Cut packet to release steam before opening it entirely. Empty into a boil and set aside.

7. Place cheese wedge in a small bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds. Stir until smooth, add to veggies, and toss gently to coat. If you like, season to taste with additional salt or pepper. Enjoy!

*I served my squash with two black bean burgers, topped with light sour cream and a corn salsa*

Nutrition Facts:

1 serving= 1/2 of recipe

80 calories, 2.75g fat, 232mg Na, 11g Carbs, 3g fiber, 5g sugars, 3.5g protein





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