During the winter months, when winter squash is abundant, this is one of my favorite go-to meals.
Why Butternut Squash?
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are traditionally made with grated potatoes, but this simple switch ups the nutrient content quite a bit (and makes them even more delicious, in my opinion). You can top the latkes with a dash of raw sour cream if you’d like.
Butternut squash is rich in antioxidants, b-vitamins like folate, vitamin c and potassium. Its bright orange color comes from carotenoids, which are protective against heart disease. Butternut squash is also very inexpensive in the fall and winter when it is in season and has a distinctive and delicious flavor.
Simple Healthy Meal…
This meal can be made in about 30 minutes and is kid-approved (especially the latkes!).
The butternut squash is a great contrast to the balsamic glazed steak and the roasted vegetables round out the meal.
Consider making extra latkes for breakfast leftovers! This recipe is made to serve 2-3 so double or triple if your family is bigger.
I typically serve this with some greens or steamed broccoli to round out a perfect health meal.
Skillet Steak & Butternut Latkes
Pair skillet steak with delicious latkes made from fresh butternut squash for a nourishing (and filling) meal!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Salt and pepper steak and set aside
- Put vegetables in baking dish and put in oven for 30 minutes or until cooked
- Grate sweet potatoes or butternut squash with cheese grater or food processor
- Put in large bowl with sliced onion, egg, flour and spices and mix well with hands
- Form into hamburger sized patties and cook in skillet over medium high heat in butter or coconut oil until browned (about 5 minutes per side)
- When latkes are done, put on baking sheet and keep warm in oven with vegetables. Cut butter into pats and put over vegetables at this point.
- Scrape out skillet and cook steak 3-4 minutes per side until desired doneness. When almost done, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and let reduce for 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Does your family enjoy butternut squash?