Maple Soy Squash Mash

This is the simplest side dish of all times and no less delicious because of the ease.

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1-2 butternut squash
2-4 tbsp soy sauce
2-4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp butter (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350F
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and place cut side down on a baking sheet (lined with foil or parchment for ease of clean up if desired) and bake until the squash collapses when poked with a firm finger, about 20-40 minutes
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool until able to handle comfortably
  4. Discard the seeds and then scoop the roasted squash flesh away from the skin and transfer to a bowl
  5. Add half of the soy sauce, maple syrup, and butter (if using) and mash with the back of a spoon or fork
  6. Taste and add the remaining soy sauce and syrup until you like how it tastes
  7. Serve with stewed black beans on top or alongside any sort of grilled or roasted meat or fish. Note: this mash also makes the nice base for a soup and freezes perfectly