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Whipped Squash

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


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


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

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  • JoanieK53
    Mar 4, 2020

    Delicious! Steamed the squash instead of boiling to save nutrients.

  • dadplott
    Jun 16, 2018


  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    It's an easy tasty way to serve my favorite squash!!

  • blessedbycr2
    Aug 4, 2016

    I haven't tried yet but I plan to. I am confused though - says 0g sugar in the nutrition but the recipe clearly has 1tsp sugar in it?

  • cheeseheadbaker
    Feb 6, 2016

    Ok flavor, easy to make. Good winter squash recipe to have around.

  • 1alien1
    Jun 16, 2015

    this is the 4th time i made this. it is a great replacement for potato. i am using a little chicken broth this time

  • pklocke
    Dec 24, 2014

    I also added about 1/8 tsp of cinnamon ....and a splash of maple syrup. Yum!

  • kpioch
    Oct 31, 2014

    So good we have this all the time !

  • scrapo
    Mar 7, 2011

    Good! I used another reviewers recommendation and used cinnamon instead of salt! (although my DH did think they were sweet potatoes and said hmmm...these don't taste like what you made a few weeks ago! I had to let him know it was squash not potatoes LOL).

  • xxkikanessxx
    Feb 26, 2010

    this recipe for butternut squash was delic!the only thing i had done to put more taste into it was cinnamon since i didnt use salt. but besides that it was creamy and m m good!