Squashed Squash ( Hubbard or Butternut )

Recipe by Lennie
READY IN: 13mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    lb small winter squash, such as hubbard or butternut
  • 2
    tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1
    pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt and pepper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pierce the squash in several spots with a fork or skewer.
  • Place on a microwave-safe plate and place in the microwave; cook on High until squash is soft, about 8 minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can do this in the oven: poke it as above, and roast at 400F for about 45 minutes.
  • Cut cooked squash in half, scoop out and discard seeds, then scoop all the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the butter and nutmeg, and mash well.
  • Taste; add salt and pepper if desired; serve.
  • A wee bit of cream can also be added when mashing, if you're feeling decadent.
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