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Slow Cooker Butterkin And Nuts

Slow Cooker Butterkin And Nuts

Ever tried a butterkin squash? It’s a variety of winter squash that’s a mix between a butternut squash and pumpkin! A butterkin is similar in shape to a small flattened pumpkin with a color of skin similar to that of a butternut squash. After slicing open, the flesh is bright orange. Just like a butternut squash, a butterkin is a great choice for a slow cooker recipe because it becomes tender without becoming mushy, and doesn’t need lots of tending. 

Winter squash are full of flavor and a great source of carbohydrate during the winter months. The addition of ghee and walnuts not only provides a rich, nutty flavor, but each provides a healthy dose of quality fat. Ghee is called clarified butter and is simply butter with the milk proteins, sugars and water removed. Ghee is a good alternative to butter for those who do not tolerate lactose or casein, or for those with autoimmune conditions.

Enjoy this butterkin and nut recipe as a side dish to a fall feast! Serve with a hearty beef roast or pork tenderloin.

Slow Cooker Butterkin And Nuts Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 6 h

Protein: 4g / %

Carbs: 27g / %

Fat: 40g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1 large butterkin squash, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ghee, melted
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Fast Prep Cooking: Slow-cooker Egg-free Vegetarian Budget-friendly Dairy-free Kid-friendly

Slow Cooker Butterkin preparation


  1. In a bowl, combine the ghee, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves and raw honey.
  2. Place the squash in a slow cooker and top with raw walnuts.
  3. Pour the ghee mixture over the squash and stir ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours, or on high for 3 hours.
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