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Squash Mash Recipe

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Classic, simple recipe for a side dish of squash.

Number of servings: 2

Estimated Prep Time: 15 minutes

Estimated Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

Cut squash in half, scrape out all the inside bits. Cut into thick chunks. Peel skin from each chunk. Steam over a pan of boiling water for about 20 minutes or less, until very tender.

Remove from steamer, shake away any excess moisture. Put into a pan, add the butter along with some salt and pepper, and mash.

Recipe notes

You can use squash or pumpkin.

You will want between 1 1/2 pounds and 2 pounds (about 800g) of unpeeled squash to end up serving 2 people as a side dish.

If you wish, you may add a teaspoon or two of brown sugar, and / or stir in a tablespoon or two of butter.

If you don't have a steamer or a means to steam the squash you can boil it; steaming it just means that it comes out less soggy resulting in a firmer mash. If you boil it, try draining it, putting it back in the pot uncovered, and put the pot back on the burner over very low heat for a minute or two to dry it somewhat.

Please share this recipe with your friends. They may love it.


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