Recipe Summary

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 25 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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Mashed Baked Butternut Squash with Lemon and Mint
This recipe serves: 6  
3 pounds butternut squash
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
chopped, fresh mint, flat leaf parsley or rosemary (optional)

Cooking Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prick the squash with the tip of a knife and place in a pan in the oven. Bake until tender when pierced, about 1 hour, depending on size.

2. Remove from the oven. When cool enough to handle, cut in half. Scoop out the seeds and fibers and discard. Scoop out the flesh and pass it through a food mill placed over a bowl, or mash it with a potato masher. It should yield approximately 3 cups of puree.

3. Warm the olive oil in a sauté pan over low heat. Add the onion and sauté until very soft, about 15 minutes. Add the pureed squash and season with salt and pepper. Add the lemon zest and cinnamon.

4. Cook over very low heat, stirring often, until dry, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a warm serving dish and sprinkle with mint, parsley or rosemary, if desired.

Serving Size: 3/4 cup

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 204 Carbohydrate 37 g
Fat 7 g Fiber 9 g
Protein 3 g Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 12 mg    


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