Oxmoor House
Prep Time
31 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 24 Mins
Other Time
10 Mins
10 servings

The subtle blend of sage and garlic enhances this yummy alternative to mashed potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

To make squash easier to cut, prick squash with a paring knife; microwave each squash on HIGH 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully cut squash in half lengthwise using a sharp chef's knife, discarding seeds and membranes. Line 2 large baking sheets with aluminum foil; lightly grease foil. Arrange squash halves, cut side down, on baking sheets.

Step 2

Cut off pointed ends of garlic bulbs. Place garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, and drizzle with oil. Fold foil to seal; place on 1 baking sheet with squash.

Step 3

Place 1 baking sheet on upper oven rack; 1 on lower oven rack. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, switching baking sheet positions after 35 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.

Step 4

Scoop out squash from shell, and place in a large bowl. Squeeze garlic cloves from bulbs; mash with a fork.

Step 5

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in half-and-half and next 3 ingredients; bring to a simmer. Remove from heat.

Step 6

Add herbed butter and mashed garlic to squash. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Serve hot.

Step 7

Make Ahead: Prepare squash mash. Cool, cover, and chill up to 3 days. Reheat Butternut Squash Mash loosely covered with heavy-duty plastic wrap in the microwave on HIGH 6 to 8 minutes or until heated thoroughly, stirring after 4 minutes, or bake it in a covered casserole dish at 350° until hot.

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Ratings & Reviews

Stacy1972's Review

November 05, 2013
The family liked it better than mashed sweet potatoes.

JennyW8064's Review

October 14, 2013
This is so yummy and reminds me of Thanksgiving! I will need to incorporate it into the Holiday dinners!

Chell962's Review

October 12, 2012
I look forward to this every fall! Tonight, it's being served with lamb chops in fig/port wine reduction and roasted broccoli. (Just suddenly disappointed I don't have brussels sprouts!)

mrscmj's Review

November 27, 2011
This was absolutely outstanding. Very easy. (I made it the day before Thanksgiving and heated it up in the microwave.) Every single person at my table commented on it. A teenager asked for the recipe!

NDSheppard's Review

November 23, 2010
This has become a holiday and dinner party favorite at my house!