Although butternut squash is a late summer or fall fruit, this delicious recipe makes you want it all year long!
1 tsp olive oil
3 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup cooked butternut squash, pureed
1 cup dry polenta
2 ounces of fat-reduced cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
Salt and pepper to taste
In a saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the minced garlic briefly. Add the vegetable broth, ginger and pumpkin pie spice and bring to a rapid boil. Add the polenta and stir quickly. Reduce the heat and cook for about 30-40 minutes (or according to package instructions). Stir constantly to avoid lumps. Add the pureed squash and the cream cheese cubes halfway through the cooking time and stir. Then add the Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper.