Mashed Acorn Squash

Like mashed potatoes but...better.

Welcome to the kick off of Thanksgiving recipes over here at Megan B. Well! We love a carb in the Best-Haggerson household, and Thanksgiving is no exception. I love to load my plate with all of the different sides at Thanksgiving: a little bit of stuffing, a little bit of sweet potato casserole, a LOT of pie. But mashed potatoes have never been my jam.

Enter: mashed acorn squash! This sweet take on a classic recipe combines flavors of maple, cinnamon, and cloves with the sweetness of the squash for a side that's basically dessert, but has the added bonus of being nutrient dense! Acorn squash is full of vitamins and minerals: vitamin A, B6, and C to be exact as well as calcium, fiber, and folate. For this recipe, you can sub out any sweeter seasonal squash you have around- butternut or delicata would work really well in this recipe, or even a simple sweet potato.

Belonging to our CSA has really forced me to experiment with different foods and flavors, which is making for a much more interesting holiday season when it comes to cooking and baking. I love it!

Tell me: would you try this sweeter version or are you a traditionalist?

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