Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash – Easy Side Dish


I made this a while back to go with Slow Cooked Breakfast Casserole.  It was a great combination.  Since you’re just dumping two ingredients into a slow cooker, it couldn’t be simpler.

Admittedly, it isn’t the most photogenic of recipes.  Don’t let that stop you though.  I’m not sure what it is about orange veggies, like butternut squash, pumpkin, acorn squash and sweet potatoes, but I could eat and eat and eat them.  They are so good!

You can find diced butternut squash in the produce section or the freezer section of the grocery.  I like skipping the step of peeling and chopping a fresh squash, but it would cut down on cost to do your own prep.

Here’s what you’ll need for this easy side dish:  

Slow Cooked Apples and Butternut Squash – Easy Side Dish

Serves: 6 servings

  • 12 oz diced butternut squash
  • 2 - 15oz cans fried apples
  1. Spray inside of crock with cooking spray.
  2. Put squash and apples in slow cooker and stir.
  3. Cook on low for 4 hours.
This can be altered by using sweet potatoes instead of butternut squash. You can also use fresh, chopped apples, instead of canned.
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  1. Jenny C. says:

    If I use fresh apples, what kind & how many would you suggest? Also, what kind & amount of spices would you add and would you adjust the cooking time? I’m not a natural in the kitchen, so any input is much appreciated! Thank you.

    • Jenny, how many apples depends on how many you’re feeding. Maybe 3-5 small ones. Peel and chop them. You could add a pinch or two of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey or a tablespoon or two of brown sugar. The cooking time should be about the same.


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