Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash Recipe
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Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash Recipe

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This golden, honey-sweetened squash can easily pass as a potato dish. A hearty, pretty side for special autumn meals. Bianca Noiseux, Bristol, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 5 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 145 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add squash; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain. Mash squash with the remaining ingredients. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p89

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DOWSETT User ID: 5611522 238063
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"I've made this several times and even those that don't like squash, loved this."

sgronholz User ID: 1473861 180666
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"This recipe is so good! In addition to making it with butternut squash, I've also made it with Heart of Gold and Sweet Dumpling squash. The results were equally delicious!"

DebbieT User ID: 221944 189908
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2013

"All I changed was adding a little more salt and pepper. This was delicious and SOOOO easy!"

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 123413
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"this was a nice twist to butternut squash. I didn't taste the honey much thought and I would cut back the cream to make it a thicker consistency. All in all good and a keeper."

Hannah0418 User ID: 1795891 175826
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"an easy to make side dish. i made it for Thanksgiving."

wiscook User ID: 1143528 148786
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"very good, very easy. If you cook the squash in the microwave for around 30 minutes, the skin peels right off. Slice in half lengthwise, place in a pan with a little water and microwave on high for 20-30 minutes or until soft. Like you would for acorn squash. then I put into the mixer with ingredients. Very easy."

HeatherHH User ID: 1550099 190920
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

"I enjoyed the taste of this, as did my husband and one of my children. It does taste a lot like mashed potatoes with a faint honey taste and a faint pumpkin-like taste. However, several of my children really didn't care for it (and they aren't picky eaters in general), so we probably will stick with just plain butternut squash in the future."

KristinR User ID: 466961 193299
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"Pretty easy to make and everyone enjoyed it."

aeg2t User ID: 5187903 175825
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2011

"I made this recipe for my in-law for Thanksgiving this year. I got lots of compliments on it, and it was easy to make the day before, then stick in the oven to get hot. So yummy!"

mamamowe15 User ID: 4646310 112593
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Wonderful recipe! I love the flavors, texture and color this dish adds to a Holiday meal. T0fH rocks :)"

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