Sometimes I make this buttery pumpkin mash as a side dish instead of mashed potatoes. You can use any kind of winter squash or pumpkin.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Place squash cut-side up on a baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until squash flesh is soft and can easily be pierced with a fork, about 1 hour.

  • Meanwhile, combine 1/2 cup butter and bay leaves in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat and set aside for at least 10 minutes to allow bay leaf flavor to infuse butter.

  • Scrape the squash flesh from the skin into a bowl using a spoon. Remove bay leaves from butter; discard leaves. Pour butter over squash and mash everything with a fork. Season with salt. Stir in maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 31.6g; fat 17.7g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 330.3mg. Full Nutrition
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