Back to New England Butternut Squash

Print Options


Card Sizes

New England Butternut Squash Recipe

New England Butternut Squash Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. When cool enough to handle, scoop out pulp and mash. Stir in the butter, syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 192 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 5g fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for New England Butternut Squash

Sort By :

Average Rating
suunylou User ID: 3450016 99732
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

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

justjenjones User ID: 2835277 168914
Reviewed 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 User ID: 3827359 75698
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

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

beetle5252 User ID: 3482791 209205
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

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

Loading Image