Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe

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Mashed butternut squash is a creamy side dish that features this delicious winter squash. Rich and nutty in flavor, it is a versatile side dish that can be served savory or sweet.
Side Dish
New American
13
ingredients
11
steps
75
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
For the Mashed Butternut Squash
1
large butternut squash, about 3 pounds
1 tblsp
olive oil
4 tblsp
butter
1/4 cup(s)
half-and-half
salt and pepper, to taste
For a Savory Mashed Butternut Squash
1 1/2 tsp
minced garlic
1 cup(s)
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
melted butter, for topping
finely minced parsley, for garnish
For a Sweet Mashed Butternut Squash
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
2-4 tblsp
brown sugar
maple syrup, for toopping
chopped nuts, for topping

Directions 11 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prepare a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

Slice the butternut squash in half. Scoop out the seeds and discard them.

Step 3

Place both halves of the butternut squash on the prepared baking sheet, cut side up. Drizzle the olive oil over the butternut squash. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Roast the butternut squash for about 45-60 minutes, until the flesh is tender and a knife pierced through the skin easily slides in.

Step 5

Scoop out the flesh of the butternut squash into the bowl of a food processor.

Step 6

Add the butter and half-and-half into the bowl of the food processor.

Step 7

If making a savory mashed butternut squash, add the garlic and Parmesan. Process until smooth and creamy.

Step 8

Top the savory mashed butternut squash with melted butter and parsley.

Step 9

If making a sweet mashed butternut squash, add the cinnamon and brown sugar. Process until smooth and creamy.

Step 10

Top the sweet mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and nuts.

Step 11

Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
333
FAT
20.8 g
PROTEIN
11.4 g
CARBS
29.1 g

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