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Whipped Butternut Squash: Sweet or Savory

A valiant rival to traditional mashed potatoes! Butternut provides a sweet and creamy punch with a texture similar to mashed potatoes. It is easy to throw in the oven to roast and mash up for a side dish that pairs well with any meal and is excellent left over!
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Servings 6 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan or sea salt
  • 1 tbsp butter or coconut oil organic

Savory Preperation

  • 1-2 tbsp fresh herbs chopped OR 1/2 tbsp dry herbs

Sweet Preperation

  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Slice butternut long-ways down the center. Scoop out seeds and marrow.
  • Place cut side down flat on a baking pan or dish. Add a few tablespoons of water to the bottom of the pan and oil or butter to grease the pan if desired
  • Transfer to oven and allow to roast for about 1hour depending on size of butternut. When finished the skin should be browned and soft to touch; the squash should be completely cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and scrape the cooked squash out of the skin and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Use an immersion blender/blender/food processor or potato masher to blend the squash to a puree. Stir in salt, herbs OR cinnamon, and butter/ coconut oil. Use water from the pan if thinning is needed.