The sweet flavor of butternut squash mashed until creamy and smooth mixed with ground cinnamon and whiskey will be your new favorite Fall side dish.
I did it again. I spotted a new liquor at the wine store one day and I just knew it would make something taste extra wonderful. Then, I read that the brand I purchased was recalled in Europe due to the brand using a sweetener that is also used antifreeze.
Way to go Carr! Thankfully, I read about it before I whipped up this recipe for Whiskey Cinnamon Mashed Butternut Squash and decided to just go with regular whiskey and ground cinnamon instead. Whew...recipe crisis diverted!
The flavor profile of this side dish was wonderful with the sweet flavors of butternut squash and cinnamon; then you get the little kick from the whiskey.
This recipe containing only four ingredients is so easy to make and if you really want to save time, purchase butternut squash that has already been peeled and diced for you.
The only drawback about that is you may not be sure how fresh it is that way so I prefer to take the extra time to peel a whole one myself. The skin is a little tough so just be careful you don't cut yourself in the process.
This recipe for Whiskey Cinnamon Mashed Butternut Squash was delicious and would go perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal or any Fall inspired food gathering for that matter. ~Enjoy!
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Whiskey Cinnamon Mashed Butternut Squash
- 10 cups butternut squash (peeled, seeded and chopped )
- 5 tablespoons whiskey
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Steam butternut squash over a double boiler on top of the stove until soft; approximately 20-30 minutes depending on the size.
- Discard the water and place the squash back in the pot.
- Add the whiskey, cinnamon, butter and salt and mix with a hand held mixer or potato masher until well blended.
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Sonali- The Foodie Physician says
Whoa, crisis averted indeed, that's scary! What's not scary is this recipe, it looks so delicious!
I think you need more than 1 cup of squash for this???
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
You're absolutely correct, I'm sorry it's 10 cups. When I switched recipe cards it inadvertently left off a "0". It's fixed now, thank you so much for letting me know!