Kabocha is very starchy and will literally dissolve into the broth, making it quite thick. Always check for water when using it for this dish. If you use butternut squash it is more watery and may need less extra stock. You can also find it pre-cut which will make this dish even easier if you’re feeling tired from treatment.
If you are on a bland diet, in step 3 halve the amount of butter and leave out the garlic. Melt it and use it to crisp the sage .
If on the other hand you are looking to increase calories, either keep the recipe as is, or make a batch of delicious Zuni Sage Pesto instead of the butter.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.