Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples

1
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Special enough for holiday entertaining yet easy enough for a busy weeknight, since you cook it in the microwave.

Ingredients

uncooked butternut squash

20 oz, fresh, peeled and cubed*

fresh apple(s)

2 medium, Granny Smith, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces

apple cider

½ cup(s)

regular butter

1 Tbsp, cut up

fresh thyme

1½ tsp, fresh, chopped

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Put squash, apples and cider in a shallow microwave-safe baking dish or container; sprinkle butter over top. Cover and microwave until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Mash until smooth, yet slightly chunky; stir in thyme, salt and pepper. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.

Notes

*Look for 1 1/4 pound packages of already peeled and cubed butternut squash in the produce section of your grocery store. It’s an incredible time-saver.

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