Low Fat and Healthier Squash Pie/Mash

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Total Time
15 mins
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.

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  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.