Mashed Butternut Squash

Oh my, who does not love this most lovely of squashes? What a great alternative to sweet potatoes. We usually have butternut squash as soup, but mashed, it equally delicious and of course ultra nutritious!
We just made it with our Primal Rump Roast which we’ll post this week.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 medium butternut squash (4 to 5 lbs. total), peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup raw cream or coconut milk
… and
Here’s how:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut off and discard the ends of the squash. Peel the squash with a vegetable peeler, cut them in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Cut the squash into 3/4 inch cubes as shown on the picture and place them on a baking sheet. Add the melted butter, salt and pepper. Toss all the ingredients together and spread evenly across the sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the squash is very tender. Turn the squash once to be sure that it cooks evenly. Don’t let it burn, a little browning is ok.
  3. Transfer the squash and the pan juices to a large mixing bowl, and mix with a hand mixer until smooth and all lumps have been removed. It should have the consistency of mashed potatoes. Oh soooooo good. 🙂
  4. Season to taste and serve hot. If the squash is too thick, thin it with coconut milk, raw cream, or water, but you will probably not need to.

Serve with your favorite protein!