cooking · Dinner

Side Dish: Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

For a side dish to tonight’s dinner I tried something new to see how it would taste. I liked it, Kirk was ‘meh’ on it. Ah well! It was though a nice approach to mashed potatoes that were good for you.

And sorry about the blurry photo….it was a “take a photo right as I was about to eat dinner” 😉

Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes


  • 12 ounce package cubed butternut squash
  • 2 large russet baking potatoes
  • A bit of your favorite buttery spread (I used Melt)
  • Ground black pepper to taste (and salt if desired)


Rinse the butternut squash and shake off. Place in a steamer basket (one that comes with a tall pot works best).

Scrub the potatoes, peel, rinse and then cut the potatoes to about the same size as the butternut squash. Add to the basket.

Put a couple of inches of water in the pot, put the basket on top, put the lid on and bring to a boil.

Turn the heat down to medium-high and let steam for about 15 minutes or until tender when pierced with a fork.

Take off the stove and shake the basket until it is done draining, let air dry for a couple of minutes.. Drain off the water in the pot. Add the potatoes back in and add a Tablespoon or two of spread along with the pepper, mash until smooth.


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