Cheddar-Maple Squash


Cheddar cheese, maple syrup, and turkey bacon dress up mashed butternut squash for a delightful side dish.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 cups


  • 1 ½ pounds butternut squash, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes (3 cups)

  • 2 ounces aged white Cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (1/2 cup)

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked according to package directions


  1. Cook squash cubes in a covered medium saucepan in enough boiling water to cover about 15 minutes or until tender; drain and return the squash to the hot saucepan.

  2. Using a potato masher or electric mixer, mash the drained squash. Stir in Cheddar, sage, and maple syrup. Chop the cooked turkey bacon and sprinkle atop the squash.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

136 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 136
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 6g 11%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Vitamin A 11320IU 226%
Vitamin C 23mg 25%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Calcium 160mg 12%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 412mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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