I absolutely love creating seasonal real food recipes that are simple to make, and this is one of my recent favorites.
Acorn squash is just starting to show up at our local farmer’s market and it is an inexpensive and nutrient rich winter squash. I wanted to find a recipe that would be simple and versatile and that could be modified for the 30-Day Autoimmune Reset Diet.
Enter Mashed Acorn Squash
Everyone in my family asked for seconds when I made this recently, and I loved how simple it was. We don’t use a microwave, so the recipe gives instructions for using the oven (but a microwave could be used, I just haven’t tried it). I think that the flavor can’t be beat with oven roasting though, so I recommend the extra time it takes to cook it that way.
I added coconut oil to this recipe for flavor and texture. Butter could also be used, or even olive oil if you can’t tolerate dairy or coconut, though the flavor would be somewhat different. The spices can also be varied to your preferences, but I prefer to just use some real salt and let the mildly sweet flavor the squash shine through.
Even if you don’t think you like acorn squash, give this recipe a try. Oven roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the acorn squash and it tastes similar to sweet potatoes.
Mashed Acorn Squash Recipe
Have you ever made acorn squash? How did you prepare it?