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Mashed Winter Squash Recipe

Mashed Winter Squash Recipe

Frozen cooked squash and a microwave make quick work of assembling this colorful side dish. Each creamy bite features the subtle blend of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (12 ounces each) frozen cooked winter squash
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • 1. Place squash in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 7-8 minutes or until heated through, stirring after 5 minutes. Add the sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger; mix well.
  • 2. Microwave, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 119 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.