Homemade Butternut Squash Mash
The following is a guest post from Kyle Simmons. His blog, EngageYourMoney.com, is a personal finance blog helping people invest, save, and spend confidently! In his spare time, he also likes to cook.
Every Thanksgiving, families across the United States sit down to an overflowing meal of turkey, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, and of course, mashed potatoes. This year, my wife and I are introducing to our family something new, healthy, and delicious: Butternut Squash Mash. This stuff is so good, that you’ll throw the mashed potatoes aside just to make more room for it. We’ve been making it for a few months now, and it goes extremely well with all sorts of dishes, particularly cider-glazed chicken or grilled sausages.
The Ingredients – Serves 8
1 medium Butternut Squash (about 2 pounds)
2 large Jewel Yams (about 1.5 pounds)
2 Granny Smith apples
4 tablespoons butter
4/3 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons salt
Salt to taste
We choose Jewel Yams because they are a good split between Sweet Potatoes and Yams; sweet enough, and not fibrous. Get them at your local market. If you want to be even healthier, you can substitute out the butter and sour cream with 2/3 cups Greek yogurt.
Peel the squash, yams, and apples, and chop them into ½ inch to 1 inch pieces. (No need to get exact here!)
Put them all into a stock pot and make sure they are covered with 2 inches of water to spare. Bring them to a low boil over medium-high heat. Cook until the yams are nice and soft. (They take the longest to cook!)
Drain vegetables and apples and put them in a food processor along with the butter, sour cream and salt. Run the processor until they are good and mashed; no buddy wants lumpy yams! Since we have a small processor, we have to run multiple batches.
Always Use Good Ingredients!
Plate in a nice serving dish and voilà! easy, delicious, healthy homemade butternut squash mash! Don’t forget to add more salt to taste, as everyone will probably want a little more salt then it’s prepared with. Enjoy!