Butternut Squash Mash

18 Mar

Butternut squash has been my favorite vegetable as of late. At the local grocery store, it is abundant and cheap. I have made a butternut squash soup out of it, simply roasted it with olive oil, salt, and pepper, butternut squash risotto, au gratin, and this – butternut squash mash. Butternut squash mash is a great replacement for its high carbohydrate buddy, potatoes. It also lends this great nutty, sweet flavor that tastes amazing with pork chops.

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The best part of this side dish? It’s ridiculously easy.

Ingredients:
– Butternut squash
– Brown sugar
– Walnuts, toasted
– Butter
– Salt & pepper

Directions:
1. The easiest way to prepare the butternut squash is to first peel the squash. Then, remove the seeds and quarter the squash into large pieces. Then, in a boiling pot of water, add a pinch of salt and boil the squash until fork tender.

2. Once the squash is mash-able, transfer it to a large bowl. Using a potato masher, treat the butternut squash like mashed potatoes. Once it is the consistency you like, add some butter, salt, pepper, and a touch of brown sugar to bring out the sweetness.

3. Finally, in a pan, quickly toast some walnuts and serve over the butternut squash.

I enjoyed this butternut squash with some crock pot pork loin, half an avocado, and steamed broccoli. Perfect dinner!

The Boyfriend Rates It:3.5
There’s nothing wrong with this dish except that its a side dish. Though its not as good as buttery regular potatoes, its a great healthy version.

And also a question if anyone sees this….
I need new pans. Preferably one large pan to make just about everything anyone small pan for eggs. I live in a very small space so I need multiple-use, practical pans. Any suggestions?

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