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Mashed Butternut Squash with Bourbon and Sage

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

Mashed butternut squash is a quick and easy fall side dish that is flavored with bourbon and cream. Finish with crispy fried sage leaves, then garnish with fresh parmesan. Worthy of any menu, whether weeknight dinner or holiday entertaining!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
bourbon whipped butternut squash with parmesan and crispy sage!
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Mashed Butternut Squash

Mashed butternut squash is a quick and easy fall side dish that is flavored with bourbon and cream. Finish with crispy fried sage leaves, then garnish with fresh parmesan. Worthy of any menu, whether weeknight dinner or holiday entertaining!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash mash, gluten free mash, how to roast butternut squash, thanksgiving side dish
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 192kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Equipment

  • Rimmed baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 2 large butternut squash peeled and cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup Parmesan grated or thinly sliced with a vegetable peeler, plus more for garnish
  • 4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 F. In a large mixing bowl, add butternut squash, olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, and black pepper, then toss to combine. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, then roast for 30-35 minutes, or until squash is completely tender and browned on the outside, tossing once halfway through.
    how to roast butternut squash
  • Let squash cool 5 minutes, then place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with blade attachment. Pulse to break down squash, then add heavy cream and bourbon and purée until smooth, working in batches as needed.
    how to puree butternut squash
  • Transfer squash to a large bowl, then stir in butter and parmesan. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
    creamy butternut squash mash with butter and parmesan
  • In a small pan, heat vegetable oil until hot. Carefully add sage leave (oil will splatter!) and fry about 15 seconds, just until crispy. Immediately remove and drain on a paper towel.
  • Serve butternut squash mash with crispy sage leaves and an additional sprinkling or parmesan.
    bourbon whipped butternut squash with parmesan and crispy sage!

Notes

  • Butternut squash mash can be made up to 3 days in advance.
  • To reheat, place in a 350 F oven in a baking dish and heat until warm throughout, about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you could heat this in a sauce pan on a stove top with a splash of heavy cream, chicken stock, or water to keep the texture creamy. 
  • Totally fine to omit the bourbon -- replace with chicken stock, melted butter, or heavy cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 13.7g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 986mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 2.9g
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