mashed butternut squash recipe

Mashed Butternut Squash

A wonderful butternut squash recipe to add to any way of eating! It’s easy to make fresh or freeze for later!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 medium Butternut Squash
  • 2-3 Tbsp Butter or Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)


  1. Chop the ends off of a butternut squash, slice lengthwise, and remove the seeds/guts.

  2. Bake on tray or in dish at 425° FACE UP for 45-60 minutes, until fork tender.

  3. Allow to cool for about 15-20 minutes and then use a spoon to gently remove the flesh from the skin.

  4. Place the cooked butternut squash into a bowl and add butter (or ghee) and salt.


  1. Fill metal or glass freezer containers with finished butternut squash. Leave about 1/2" space at the top or the juices will leak out all over the freezer.

  2. Place in freezer no more than 3 tall until frozen, then you can re-stack as high as you'd like. 


  1. Remove the paper cover and place the container straight from the freezer into a cold oven. Set to 375° and heat for 30-40 minutes. Stir half-way.