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.


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

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

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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