Fall-Infused Mashed Potatoes


The bounty of Autumn--soft and creamy acorn squash--is mixed in subtle ratio with mashed potatoes for a seasonal kick on an old favorite!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded

  • water as needed

  • 5 large white potatoes, diced

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup milk, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the halved acorn squash cut-side down in a glass baking dish; add 1/2-inch water.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven until soft and tender, about 30 minutes. Remove squash from oven; scoop out flesh.

  3. Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until soft and tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes.

  4. Mash potatoes partially in a large bowl; stir in squash flesh, butter, mustard, dill, salt, and pepper. Add milk gradually, mashing to desired consistency.


Cook's Notes:

You can peel potatoes or leave skin on, as desired.

Substitute stone-ground mustard for the Dijon mustard, if desired.

Margarine can be used in place of butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
5g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 138mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 1033mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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