Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mashed Butternut Squash

I just couldn't pass up the container of cubed organic butternut squash at Costco. I actually bought two packages and quickly regretted not buying more. I went back two days later and the whole pallet of squash was gone! Lesson learned. This was an easy side dish to make on the stovetop while I prepared the rest of our meal. Alternately, you could bake the squash at 425 degrees F until very tender and then mash it in a bowl. Truth be told, although this seems like a whole lot of squash, it condensed down to one small bowl and Dave and I ate it all by ourselves in one sitting--oops!

2 pounds cubed butternut squash
2 Tbsp coconut oil
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
  2. Add squash; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook squash until it caramelized and becomes mashable, about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Mash with a fork and serve with a little pastured butter, if desired (but it really doesn't need it).

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