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Acorn squash makes a sweet substitute for potatoes in this easy mash. Use a serrated grapefruit spoon to get all the seeds and stringy fibers out of the inside of the squash.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  • Place squash halves cut-side down in the prepared pan. Bake until soft, about 50 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  • Scrape the soft squash flesh into a medium bowl. Stir in syrup, butter, cinnamon and salt with a fork, mashing the squash until somewhat smooth.

Nutrition Facts

2/3 cup
156 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 36.1g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 16.8g; fat 2.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 5.1mg; vitamin a iu 850.8IU; vitamin c 23.7mg; folate 36.7mcg; calcium 95.5mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 73.4mg; potassium 792.1mg; sodium 299.8mg; thiamin 0.3mg; added sugar 12g.

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