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Mashed Winter Squash

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.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Microwave, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 119 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 359mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Melody
    Jan 10, 2020

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  • Marie Wysocki
    Nov 25, 2015

    Really nice flavor. Cooked it for Thanksgiving dinner a day ahead to save me some time. Just reheat & serve. Better the next day!

  • kimsecrist
    Nov 22, 2012

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