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Awesome side! The chili powder makes a tasty coating that does a wonderful job of balancing out the natural sweetness of the squash. I made as written cutting the recipe in half and would not change a thing the squash was perfectly cooked and flavored. Thanks for the post.

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Debbwl November 04, 2011

I never thought of using chili powder and lemon juice in a butternut squash recipe. I Love microwave recipes! This is Easy, Healthy and most important DELICIOUS! I think I'll try Lime juice . Thanks so much for sharing mersaydees. A new twist on my favorite squash.

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pmegeed September 25, 2011

easy. healthy. tastes great without losing the natural sweetness of the squash! will def make this again (:

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jingli14 January 05, 2013

Sorry, but no. I've had chili/lime chips before, so I'm okay with that kind of flavor combination. The problem here is that you don't get a combination. You get three separate flavors--chili powder, lemon, and butternut squash--that don't blend, don't even try to complement each other. (The chili powder pretty much overwhelms the other two.) Maybe it's something that needs to cook longer and more slowly or something, but butternut squash is too much work for something this...disappointing. I considered running it through the blender, then using it in a soup, but I have no idea how to make the chili powder back down from overpowering everything else in the recipe. It's not too hot or anything like that. It's just too much of one flavor.

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KF-in-Georgia November 27, 2014
Spicy Butternut Squash