Low Fat and Healthier Squash Pie/Mash

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe comes from Hungry-Girl.com, and I just tried it today. I can vouch for its deliciousness. It's very lowfat, but it tastes nearly as good as the high-fat counterparts that are traditionally served on and around Thanksgiving. If you're looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional recipe (8 oz. of which often contains over 400 calories and 20 grams of fat), try this.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel squash and cut into large chunks (removing seeds).
  3. Fill a large, microwave-safe dish with a half an inch of water.
  4. Place squash into dish and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for approximately 8 minutes (and drain).
  5. Squash should be tender enough to mash, but not fully cooked.
  6. With a potato masher, food processor or fork, mash squash.
  7. Measure out 2 generous cups, lightly packed, and place in an oven-safe baking dish.
  8. Add all ingredients except for marshmallows. Mix ingredients thoroughly, but do not over-stir; squash should still be pulpy.
  9. Allow to cook for 45 – 50 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, and disperse marshmallows over top of pie.
  11. Return to oven for 5 minutes, until marshmallows begin to brown.
  12. Allow to cool.
Most Helpful

I'm soooo sorry. I really really wanted to love this. I had seen it at hungry girl as well and was really looking forward to it. I made it exactly as stated except I used regular skim and 1/3 cup more marshmallows. To begin with, the texture was wrong. I think this HAS to be run through the food processor. Just mashing did not work at all for me. Nothing broke down or got any smoother and I found myself really unhappy with the texture. Secondly, it wasn't sweet at all. It just didn't have any flavor to me. We ended up throwing it out. I'm sorry Ashley. I wanted this to become a favorite that I made over and over again to beat cravings, but it just did not work for me.