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Diced butternut squash and chopped kale seasoned with pepper and chili powder.
5 from 4 votes

Butternut Squash and Kale

Butternut squash is so yummy! Pair it with kale and you have a delicious (and healthy) meal or side dish!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 4 cups butternut squash - diced about 1/2-1 inch
  • 1 bundle kale - stamps removed and leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt - divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the butternut squash. Season the squash with chili powder, garlic powder, ½ tsp kosher salt, and pepper. Cook for 6-10 minutes or until the squash is somewhat tender when pierced with a fork. 
  • In a large bowl combine the chopped kale, olive oil, and ½ tsp kosher salt. Using your hands, massage the kale for 1 minute. 
  • Add the kale to the butternut squash. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the kale has wilted slightly. Taste, and season as you’d like. Serve warm!


Calories: 89kcal (4%), Carbohydrates: 11g (4%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 5g (8%), Saturated Fat: 2g (10%), Cholesterol: 10mg (3%), Sodium: 397mg (17%), Potassium: 335mg (10%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 10155IU (203%), Vitamin C: 19.8mg (24%), Calcium: 45mg (5%), Iron: 0.7mg (4%)