Get your vegetable and fiber on with this delicious alternative to mashed potatoes.
- 1 acorn squash, halved
- 1 small head of garlic
- 1 green apple, cut into chunks
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 5 tablespoons of butter
- A little Thyme
- Pinch of salt
1. Cut acorn squash in half, place cut side down in shallow baking dish. Add water until about 1/4 of squash is covered. Wrap with foil and stick in a 400 degree oven for about 45 min-1 hour.
2. While squash is steaming, wrap garlic in foil and place in oven to roast. This should be the same duration as the squash.
3. In a pan over medium heat, melt 1.5 tablespoons of butter. Add diced apples and celery. Sauté for about a little over 5 minutes and add a little thyme. Sprinkle salt over when removed from heat.
4. When acorn squash is ready, flip around in baking dish and scoop out squash. This should take no effort-squash should be soft. Mash squash in the same manner you would potatoes.
5. Take garlic and squeeze from head into mash.
6. Add remaining butter (melted).
7. Mix in apple and celery, and mix well to get an even balance of color and texture. Add a pinch more thyme and salt .
Makes about 5 servings