Whipped Squash

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This is an excellent way to serve one of the season's most delicious vegetables—butternut squash. Its rich flavor and golden harvest color really come through in this smooth vegetable side dish. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas


  • 1 butternut squash (about 2-1/2 pounds), peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, optional, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring squash, 3 cups water and, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon salt to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the squash is tender.
  2. Drain; transfer to a bowl. Add butter, brown sugar, nutmeg and, if desired, remaining salt; beat until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

0.700 cup: 86 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.