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white bowl filled with mashed butternut squash topped with butter, thyme, and cinnamon on a marble countertop

Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe

Delicious mashed butternut squash starts with roasting squash and adding butter, sweetener, and cinnamon. So yummy it is almost a dessert.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed butternut squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 179kcal
Author Amy


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 2 tbs oil avocado or coconut oil for healthy unrefined oil good for baking.
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbs honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tbs cream totally optional, but yummy.


  • Preheat oven to 400.
    Peel butternut squash, slice in half, and scoop out seeds
    Chop in somewhat even sized pieces.
    Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I'm all about easy clean up these days.
    Drizzle oil and sprinkle salt over.
    Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until fork tender and starting to brown.Sometimes I'll pop them under the broiler for a minute or two to add some more color. Totally optional.
    Scoop squash pieces into a bowl or pot, and add butter, sweetener, and cinnamon. 
    Mash well until butter is melted.
    Taste and determine if it is to your liking.
    Add a touch of cream and serve. Totally optional, but super delicious.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10257IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg