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This Basic Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and steps to make. One of my all-time favorite side dishes, especially for Thanksgiving. | @sinfulnutrition | #sinfulnutrition | #SideDish | #ButternutSquash | #ThanksgivingSideDish | #SquashRecipe | #HolidaySides

Basic Mashed Butternut Squash


  • Author: Sinful Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: vegetables, side dishes
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american

Description

This Basic Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and steps to make. One of my all-time favorite side dishes, especially for Thanksgiving.


Ingredients

  • 1 small butternut squash (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 1-2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel, de-seed, and chop butternut squash into cubes.
  2. Add to a medium-sized saucepan, and cover with water.
  3. Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes, or until squash is tender.
  4. Drain, and add squash back to saucepan.
  5. Heat over medium for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently to remove excess moisture from squash.
  6. Transfer squash to the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl.
  7. Add remaining ingredients, and mix with whip attachment on stand or hand mixer until smooth.
  8. Transfer to serving bowl, and top with pat of butter and extra pepper.

Notes

  • This recipe easily doubles to serve a larger crowd.
  • You can also mash by hand with a potato masher or whisk.

Keywords: squash, vegetables, mashed, vegetarian, side dish, thanksgiving, holidays