Slow Cooked Butternut Squash and Vegetables

Peeling Butternut Squash
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    6 hrs 15 mins
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In this easy slow cooker recipe, butternut squash is combined with tomatoes and a variety of vegetables. 

Butternut squash can be a pain to peel, but a Y-peeler (pictured) or vegetable peeler does the job with ease. 

Serve this butternut squash dish with pasta or rice.

What You'll Need

  • 1 butternut squash, about 2 pounds, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (14-1/2-ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 to 15-ounces) corn, drained, or 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 sweet green bell pepper, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons tomato paste

How to Make It

Combine all ingredients except tomato paste in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, until squash is tender.

Remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid; blend with tomato paste.

Stir tomato paste mixture into slow cooker.

Cook for 30 minutes longer, or until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through.

Serves 6.

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