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Mashed Maple Squash Recipe

Mashed Maple Squash

Photographer: Ken Burris

Acorn squash makes a sweet substitute for potatoes in this easy mash. Use a serrated grapefruit spoon to get all the seeds and stringy fibers out of the inside of the squash.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 acorn squash (1 1/4 pounds), halved and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Recipe Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place squash halves cut-side down in the prepared pan. Bake until soft, about 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Scrape the soft squash flesh into a medium bowl. Stir in syrup, butter, cinnamon and salt with a fork, mashing the squash until somewhat smooth.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 156 calories; 2 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 299 mg sodium; 790 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (40% daily value), Potassium (22% dv), Magnesium (18% dv), Vitamin A (15% dv).

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch


Recipe by © Meredith Corporation.  All rights reserved. Used with Permission.