RSS

Mashed Squash

05 Dec

My mom made this dish a lot when I was growing up. I prefer it to plain steamed squash (which she also made). It’s a very easy way to enjoy eating vegetables!

Ingredients

  • A bunch of squash: yellow, Mexican, zucchini, pretty much any kind will work. No need to peel or otherwise process it.
  • butter
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cut the squash into rounds and steam the rounds until translucent and soft.
  • Remove the squash in the steamer basket and empty the water from the pot.
  • Put squash back in the pot and mash with potato masher. Smoothness is not the goal; there should be chunks.
  • Add butter, salt, and pepper to taste. Pepper flakes might also be nice.
  • If there’s more liquid in the mash than you would like, heat over medium-low until it evaporates to the desired consistency.

Chef’s note: This dish keeps/reheats nicely, so make a big pot of it!

–Recipe courtesy Emily’s Mom!

Finished squash:

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 5, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: