2tablespoonsolive oil may use melted butter instead
for more seasoning (optional)
1teaspoonblack pepper powder
To roast the whole acorn squash
Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
Wash the squash and dry using a paper towel.
Pierce the squash at several parts over the skin using a good quality knife, into the flesh of the squash, which will help with the steam build up as you bake the squash.
Line a baking sheet with foil or non slip baking mat and place the acorn squash on the baking sheet.
Bake for about 1 hour or few more minutes until the squash is well roasted.
Once the squash is roasted, allow the roasted squash to cool down before you try to peel or cut the squash.
To make mashed acorn squash
Once the squash is cooled enough, cut the squash in halves and peel the skin off easily using a knife .
Scrape out the seeds from both the halves of the squash and discard the seeds.
Now mash the squash using your hands easily or use a potato masher which can be used to mash the squash.
Add the olive oil (or melted butter) and salt to the mashed squash, stir using a spoon to combine the seasoning well with the mashed squash.
Now the mashed acorn squash is ready, if you are using the additional seasoning, you can add the recommended ingredients of cinnamon powder, black pepper powder and maple syrup or use your own favorite spices as you wish!
Enjoy the mashed acorn squash as a side with your main course for lunch or dinner or you can use the mashed acorn squash without any seasoning for any other recipes like soups, bread etc. as you wish.