Butternut Squash Mash

This is a really great side dish and I was actually surprised with how this came out.  I literally treated the butternut squash like it was potatoes and also added some of my favorite ingredients.  I get tired of roasting the squash or having it in soup.  Why not get a little creative?


Butternut Squash Mash

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds butternut squash- peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes (or buy 2 packages of already cubed squash)
  • s&p to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces goat cheese (more or less to your taste)

Directions:

  • Preheat your over to 350 degrees.  Place your squash cubes in a shallow baking dish.  Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.  Pour water in the dish to a depth of about 1 inch (this is optional- if you want more of a roasted taste to your squash, then skip this).  Dot the dish with butter and cover tightly with foil.
  • Bake, covered, until the squash is tender- about 1 hour.  Pull out of the oven and place into a large bowl.
  • Crush the squash with a potato masher or fork.  Taste and season more as desired.  Add your goat cheese and mix well.  Serve and enjoy!
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