Butternut squash is an often overlooked side dish that is easy to make and pairs well with most dishes. There are a few different ways to make mashed butternut squash, but usually I like to make it in the oven by cubing the squash and cooking it in water or broth right in the oven with whatever protein I am preparing. It can be cooked at any range of temperatures from 325-425, just adjust the cooking time depending on how hot your oven is. Then mash everything right in the baking dish and serve.
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Mashed Butternut Squash
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half and remove seeds. Wrap each half in foil.
Bake for 45-60 minutes or until tender.
Scoop out squash with a spoon. Mash with the butter. Season with salt and pepper.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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