Pre-packaged “convenience” foods aren’t always conducive to maintaining a healthy diet. However, this recipe features one time-saving convenience ingredient that won’t have a negative impact on your health. You can find pre-packaged butternut squash “noodles” in larger grocery stores and they are absolutely perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly.
Butternut squash noodles are one of our top choices because Functional Medicine Los Angeles always opts for a low-carb diet.
Of course, if you have a vegetable spiralizer, you can always make your own butternut squash “noodles” in just a few minutes. Either way, you’re going to love this fast and delicious dish!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes
¼ c. extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 c. pre-packaged butternut squash “noodles”
2 T. fresh sage, chopped
2 t. ground cinnamon
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add butternut squash noodles and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning frequently to ensure they cook evenly. When noodles are slightly softened, remove them from the pan and set aside. Keep warm.
2. Add the remaining olive oil to the pan, along with chopped sage and cinnamon. Cook until fragrant, approximately 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
3. Return butternut squash noodles to the pan and toss to coat in sage-cinnamon mixture. Remove from heat and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
4. Serve immediately with your favorite entrée or as a light main course.