HEALTHY THANKSGIVING SIDES

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Mashed Butternut Casserole!

As part of our Healthy Holidays series of recipes we told you about Glazed Sweet Potatoes as a delicious healthy alternative to Candied Yams. Today we’re following that up with a new tasty substitute for mashed potatoes.

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray

3 slices of turkey bacon
1 1/2 cups chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon light buttery spread
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups cubed butternut squash
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and spray a 8″x 8″ baking pan with cooking spray.

2. Cook turkey bacon until crispy and chop. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place on medium/high heat. Add your cayenne pepper, onion, butter spread, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook while stirring for 4 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue stirring for 20 to 25 minutes. When it’s surface is browned remove from heat.

3. Set a large pot of water to a boil. Add squash and cook 12 to 15 minutes until soft. Once drained, mash the squash into a large bowl. Adding garlic, cheese, pepper, and salt. Mixing well while crumbling into tiny pieces. Spread mix in the baking pan and top with caramelized onion and bacon. Bake for 15 minutes or until hot.

That’s it’s for our 2nd favorite Healthy Holidays series! We’ll have more for you next week. Remember we’re all tempted to cave in during these times but with a few simple changes and intelligent choices we’ll stay on track to living healthier, smarter, and happier.

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