Butternut Mash

Thursday, June 06, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Who doesn't love mashed potatoes?  Mashed potatoes have that amazing comforting quality that we crave oh-so-much!  We have always been a big fan of mashed sweet potatoes, but today we are sharing our new favorite way to enjoy mashed 'potatoes'.  This idea came from our love of the butternut squash.

Let's just start off by saying that cutting up a butternut squash is a workout on it's own.  So you're eating super healthy and getting a bonus arm workout.. talk about a win win!  Once the squash is chopped up you simply boil until soft and mashable.  We went ahead and mashed this up with half and half, but you can use low-fat milk if you would like to save even more calories.  You certainly don't need butter as the BUTTERnut squash already has a nice buttery quality about it ;)  

Hope you enjoy this healthy and delicious side dish :)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Calories: 114
Fat: 1.9 grams
Carbs: 25.2 grams
Dietary fiber: 4.2 grams
Protein: 2.6 grams

6 cups butternut squash chopped 
1/4 cup half and half
Salt & Pepper 

Let's get cooking!
1.  Chop butternut squash into bite size pieces.  Add squash to pot and cover with water.  Boil for approx 20 minutes or until soft and mashable
2.  Use a hand mixer or mash by hand with half and half until you reach a nice creamy consistency.  Season with salt and pepper

Serves 4 healthy portions!  Hope you enjoy :)

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  1. LOVE butternut squash- all ways! Here from the Fun Friday Blog Hop, so glad I found you. I am following you now.


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