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1 medium butternut squash, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
1 ½ Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
1 can (8 ounces) diced green chilies (see Notes)
1 cup grated cheese (try Monterey jack)


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Peel squash, cut in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut the squash into 1/2 inch cubes.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet). Add onions and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes. Add the squash, salt and chili powder.
  4. Cover and cook, stirring every few minutes, for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in chiles and cook about 3 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese and cover until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Prepare fresh chiles by roasting 1 pound fresh green poblano chiles (about 4 whole peppers) either by placing them over a stovetop gas flame or by roasting under an oven broiler. Turn them frequently until all sides are charred black, about 7 to10 minutes. Allow peppers to cool, about 15 minutes. Remove the stems, skins and seeds and chop.
  • Like more flavor? Use more or hotter chiles.

  • Use as a filling for tacos, burritos or wraps! 

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7 Cups
Prep time:
30 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes
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