Ham and Butternut Squash Stew

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 cups cubed ham
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 large stalks celery chopped
  • 2 large parsnips chopped
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 5 cups low sodium beef broth
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced thyme


  • In large pot over medium heat, heat the oil. To the pot add the ham and onion. Cook for 5 minutes, until brown. To the ham mixture, add the remaining 6 ingredients (celery through thyme) and stir. Cover pot and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes, until ham is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Serve warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big tossed salad with Leanne’s basic vinaigrette (In a large bowl, toss together torn lettuce (not iceberg -no nutrition) and salad veggies of your choice. In a small bowl,whisk together 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 1 clove pressed garlic and a pinch of dried basil and oregano; drizzle dressing over salad).
NUTRITION: 408 Calories; 15g Fat (31.4% calories from fat); 34g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 8gDietary Fiber; 58mg Cholesterol; 1416mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain (Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 1/2Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.
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