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New England Butternut Squash

From Coventry, Connecticut, Linda Massicotte-Black sends her side, New England Butternut Squash, which her family really loves. She writes, “This traditional fall treat is a family favorite because it's delicious and it has a hint of sweetness. Even the picky little eaters at the table enjoy this dish!”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place cut side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 in. of water. Cover and microwave on high for 15-20 minutes or until very tender; drain.
  • When cool enough to handle, scoop out pulp and mash. Stir in the butter, syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 192 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • suunylou
    Dec 31, 2010

    This came out great. Did add salt and pepper, plus I baked in the oven, instead of using the micowave.

  • justjenjones
    Sep 26, 2010

    I have made this recipe many times, actually, but I don't put in the maple syrup (makes it too sweet for me). I will occasionally put in some brown sugar with the cinnamon and nutmeg, along with some salt and black pepper (all to taste).

  • mnaso88
    Jan 18, 2010

    This is a great recipe. It's very easy to make and tasty, too!!!

  • beetle5252
    Oct 15, 2008

    Very Good.Used mixer after i mashed. Make sure its very soft when cooked.