Butternut Mash

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Howdy folks! 😊

Tired of eating Rice or Potatoes for supper all the time? Here’s a great alternative you’ll love. Butternut (Squash) Mash. 😋

Great substitute for the days you want a change from eating Nshima or Creamy Mashed Potatoes or Yellow Butter Rice. And that bright, orange color certainly brings some life to the Dinner table! 😊

Butternut squash has a unique taste, which is mostly neutral – save for the slight sweetness – which makes it a great accompaniment for spicy stews and grilled meats alike. 👌🏾 You can actually turn this dish into a dessert by adding condensed milk to the mix. 😋

For now, we are keeping it savory though, and I’m sure you’ll love this simple, no fuss recipe.

Here is what you’ll need :

Butternut Mash

Recipe by LubayaCourse: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 kg Butternut Squash

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter

  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar

  • 1/4 Seasoned Salt (optional)

  • Herbs and Garlic (optional)


  • Start by peeling the butternut, and cutting it into pieces for easier handling.
    Then proceed to further cut those pieces into smaller cubes, before cooking. 😊
  • Next, transfer the butternut cubes to a saucepan and add 2 cups of water. Also add 1/4 teaspoon of salt and cook for about 10-15 minutes until tender. 😊
  • Once cooked, drain out any excess water and transfer the butternut to a bowl. You can also do this in the sauce pan, by the way 😉, to reduce on the number of dishes to wash.
    While the butternut is still hot, add the butter, sugar and seasoned salt, if using.
  • Mash everything together with a potato masher, or a cooking stick until you get a smooth consistency and the butter completely melts into the mash. 😊
  • Transfer to a serving dish, and as a final touch, add a teaspoon of butter on top, before serving. 😊
    The dish is now ready for the table! 😋
  • Had my butternut mash with some spicy chicken stew, and Fried Okra, with Sweet Peppers. 😋
    Tasted Great! 👌🏾💕

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