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Japanese Braised Kabocha Squash

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 88 kcal


  • 1 pound kabocha squash or butternut squash
  • 1 1/2 cups dashi
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mirin


  1. Cut squash in half, remove seeds and cut in half. Peel skin using a sharp knife. To make it easier to cut and peel, place the whole squash in the microwave for a 1-2 minutes. Cut squash into 2 inch pieces.

    Place dashi, soy sauce, sugar, mirin and squash in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes until squash is soft and cooked through. 

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Poetical Pursuit of Food by Sonoko Kondo.

Nutrition Facts
Japanese Braised Kabocha Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.