Jun 23

Mashed squash makes a nice side dish and it’s very easy to make if you have the time (like when you’re cooking for the week but have a spare burner.)


Start out with a nice sized butternut squash. This one weighted just under five pounds.


Peel, cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, and quarter. Steam the cut up squash for about 25 minutes or until fork tender. Note, after peeling and scooping, we have just over four pounds of squash, if you wish, you can buy it already prepped like this.


Next put into a casserole dish, this is a 2-1/2 quart size, add eight table spoons brown sugar, and mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.


Cook for 60 minutes at 350F, covered, then remove cover and cook another 20-30 minutes until the top starts to brown a bit. From start to finish is nearly two hours but the work is minimal, and this will last nearly a week in the refrigerator. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Squash!”

  1. Martha A. Cheves Says:

    I’m not a squash lover but wanted my kids to enjoy its nutritional values. When they were young I would bake spaghetti squash, scrape it out and let them think it was spaghetti. They never knew the difference.

  2. Admin Says:

    Oh haha that’s cool. If you are not a HUGE squash fan here are a few (quick) tips to make it a little bit better.
    A-put a little extra brown sugar in it the squash than then we do so that it is a more sweet.
    B-mix it with mashed potatoes (I personally like instant, my dad makes them, I like them because they are healthier because you can make them with skim milk, and they are easy and take less then 5 min so you can whip them up in no time………..YUMMY side dish)
    C-the last thing is that you can dip them in something like chicken or eat them with something…(this may be obvious to some)

    so i hope this helped a little

    The daughter of the father and daughter team of anotherfinemeal

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