Chipotle Butternut Mash

We love frozen, already pureed butternut squash, but we don't recommend it for this recipe because it gives the mash a soupy consistency.



Makes about 8 servings (4 1/2 cups)

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 18 Minutes
Cool: 15 Minutes


2 medium butternut squash (about 3 1/2 lb.)
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup firmly packed fresh cilantro leaves


1. Cut each squash lengthwise into 4 pieces; remove and discard seeds. Bring squash and salted water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven; cook 15 to 18 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain and let cool 15 minutes. Peel squash, and cut into large pieces.

2. Process squash, cream cheese, and next 3 ingredients in a food processor 30 seconds to 1 minute or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Add cilantro, and pulse 5 to 6 times or until cilantro is chopped.

3. Transfer squash mixture to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring at 1-minute intervals.