Spicy Crockpot Squash and Yam Delicious

25 Nov


I created this dish this morning because I need the oven for the turkey.  The hardest part was peeling the squash, so be careful with your paring knife!

  • 3 large orange-fleshed yams, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium acorn or butternut squash, peeled, seeds scooped out, and cubed
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS ground coriander
  • 1 TBS ground fennel
  • 1 TBS dried oregano
  • 2 TBS kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • non-stick spray for crockpot

Peel yams and squash then cut into pieces about 1 inch square. Put them into a large bowl add 2 TBS olive oil and spice mix, toss and stir around until they’re all coated with oil and spice mix is well-distributed.

Spray inside of Crockpot slow cooker with non-stick spray or olive oil. Put yams and squash in a 6 qt crockpot and cook on low, stirring a couple of times so they don’t stick or get too browned on the bottom.

Dish is done when they’re completely softened and fragrant, about 4-5 hours. Mash slightly if desired, and season to taste with fresh ground black pepper and sea salt. Serve hot.


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One response to “Spicy Crockpot Squash and Yam Delicious

  1. Babygirl

    November 25, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I never tried squash in the crockpot.. very good recipe.. Happy Thanksgiving


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