Mashed Roasted Butternut Squash

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!!!

Mashed Roasted Butternut Squash
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Serves: 4

  • 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

  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the cubed butternut squash with the grapeseed oil, salt, pepper, and whole garlic cloves.
  3. Place the butternut squash and garlic coves on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
  4. Once the squash is cooked, mash it in a large bowl or kitchen stand mixer.
  5. 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?

12 thoughts on “Mashed Roasted Butternut Squash

    • Hate mashed potatoes?! On Thanksgiving I always mixed my peas, turkey and gravy in the mashed potatoes. I have done this since I was a little kid.

  1. Interesting. Never would have thought to use BNS like that. I totally grew up on mashed potatoes. I went to my grandma’s most school days for lunch, and she ALWAYS had a pot of mashed potatoes, no matter what she cooked for lunch. Spaghetti? Side of mashed potatoes. Sandwiches? Side of mashed potatoes. The list could go on forever!
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