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


1 medium butternut squash, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
1 ½ Tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 cans (4 ounce each) diced green chilies (see Notes)
1 cup grated cheese (try Monterey jack)


  1. Peel squash, cut in half and remove seeds. Cut the squash into 1/2 inch cubes.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in chilies and cook about 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese and cover until cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
  5. Serve hot. 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!