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mashed acorn squash recipe

Mashed Acorn Squash Recipe Using Whole Roasted Acorn Squash

Acorn squash can be easily baked in the oven to make mashed acorn squash which can be used in a variety of other recipes or you can just enjoy it as a side mixed with your favorite spices.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 121kcal


  • 1 medium sized acorn squash
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil may use melted butter instead

for more seasoning (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 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.


Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg