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!
- 1 small butternut squash (about 1.5 lbs, or 3 cups cubed)
- 1–2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Peel, de-seed, and chop butternut squash into cubes.
- Add to a medium-sized saucepan, and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil, and cook for 5 minutes, or until squash is tender.
- Drain, and add squash back to saucepan.
- Heat over medium for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently to remove excess moisture from squash.
- Transfer squash to the bowl of a stand mixer, or large bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients, and mix with whip attachment on stand or hand mixer until smooth.
- Transfer to serving bowl, and top with pat of butter and extra pepper.
- This recipe easily doubles to serve a larger crowd.
- You can also mash by hand with a potato masher or whisk.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 2/3 cup
- Calories: 85
- Sugar: 2
- Sodium: 296
- Fat: 4
- Saturated Fat: 3
- Unsaturated Fat: 1
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 12
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 1
- Cholesterol: 11
Keywords: butternut squash, side dish, vegetables, vegetarian, gluten free, Thanksgiving, Holidays