Mashed Squash With Caramelized Onions Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Mashed Squash with Caramelized Onions is a delicious and comforting side dish that combines the sweetness of butternut squash with the savory flavor of caramelized onions. The squash is roasted until tender and then mashed with butter and cream for a creamy and smooth texture. The caramelized onions add a rich and slightly sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with the squash. This dish is perfect for fall and winter gatherings or as a side dish for roasted meats.

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Mashed Squash With Caramelized Onions

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Ingredients for Mashed Squash With Caramelized Onions Recipe

  • 0.17 Butternut Squash
  • 0.33 tablespoon Olive Oil, Divided
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 0.17 Large Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 0.33 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/25 cup Cream

Directions: Mashed Squash With Caramelized Onions Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • STEP 2.Cut a butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  • STEP 3.Drizzle the squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until the squash is tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  • STEP 4.While the squash is roasting, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • STEP 5.Once the squash is cooked, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Scoop out the flesh and transfer it to a large bowl.
  • STEP 6.Add butter and cream to the bowl with the squash. Mash everything together until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 7.Fold in the caramelized onions, reserving a few for garnish if desired.
  • STEP 8.Serve the mashed squash with caramelized onions hot as a side dish for roasted meats or as a vegetarian main course. Garnish with reserved caramelized onions, if desired.
  • STEP 9.Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Cooking Tips

  • To make peeling the butternut squash easier, you can cut off the ends and microwave it for a minute or two. This will soften the skin and make it easier to remove.
  • For a vegan version, you can substitute the butter and cream with plant-based alternatives like vegan butter and coconut cream.
  • If you prefer a smoother texture, you can use a blender or food processor to puree the squash instead of mashing it by hand.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover mashed squash with caramelized onions can be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Serve this dish as a side with roasted meats like chicken, turkey, or pork.
  • You can also serve it as a vegetarian main course with a side of steamed vegetables or a salad.
calories per serving
11 g Fat1 g Protein9 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp