Today I have another butternut squash recipe for you! Butternut squash (BNS?) has become my favorite squash of all time, which is a good thing because the last four CSA boxes I have gotten had a BNS in it. Being the good blogger that I am, I just knew that you wanted another BNS recipe this week. You are welcome.
Luckily BNS is pretty versatile since it can go from savory to sweet with the switch of a few ingredients. I decided to make another savory recipe because… I like what I like. Rewind back to last weekend and I was making my classic healthy dinner which consists of baked chicken, green beans, and some sort of carb. Whenever I am feeling lazy or am short of time, this is the dinner I turn to. I asked the Bear what type of carbs he wanted with dinner and naturally he said, “POTATOES, and not those nasty sweet kind.” Since I didn’t have brown rice (thanks pantry moths! grrr) or the Bear’s favorite sweet potatoes (I joke) , I went with the BNS (<– getting old yet?) sitting in my vegetable bowl on the kitchen counter.
I decided to make pseudo mashed potatoes with butternut squash and it was delicious!!!
- Large butternut squash, cubed
- 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 3 cloves garlic, whole
- ¼ light sour cream or greek yogurt
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, toss the cubed butternut squash with the grapeseed oil, salt, pepper, and whole garlic cloves.
- Place the butternut squash and garlic coves on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
- Once the squash is cooked, mash it in a large bowl or kitchen stand mixer.
- Mix in sour cream or greek yogurt. Add a few tablespoons of milk if the mixture is too thick.
Way better than anything I have made with sweet potatoes. I would even argue it was better than mashed russet potatoes! And guess what?! The Bear loved it! That’s when I knew I had a winning recipe on my hands.
For all of you ladies or gents out there with picky spouses, I hope you give this recipe a try. You might be surprised by it’s awesomeness!
What was the last recipe that you surprisingly enjoyed?