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Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe

Mashed butternut squash makes for the perfect side dish recipe on a fall dinner table! It's easy, smooth, creamy, and loaded with nutrients.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to mash butternut squash, mashed butternut squash
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Roasted Butternut Squash (Halves)

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter or ghee
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Farenheit.
  • Cut the squash in half. Using a sharp knife, cut off the ends by 1/4 to 1/2 inch, slice it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  • Brush olive oil onto the cut side of the squash. Use about 1 tablespoon of oil and brush evenly.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you'd like.
  • Roast the halves. Place the squash cut side down on a baking sheet and roast for about 40-45 minutes. The cut edge should just start to caramelize.
  • Take the butternut squash out of the oven and let it cool. Then scoop out the insides into a mixing bowl.
  • Mash the butternut squash with a hand masher or electric beater.
  • Then, pour the butter into the mixture and continue mixing until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Scoop the mashed butternut squash into a bowl and garnish with rosemary or other herbs.



Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 660mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20286IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg