Mashed “Potatoes”…. Somewhat

Mashed “Potatoes”…. Somewhat

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My husband & I have been on a paleo diet for about a year and a half now. One food item I’ve really missed is mashed potatoes. I am (or was) the queen of potatoes, rice and pasta! That is, until my doctor told me I couldn’t have it any longer for health reasons. I have recently found a recipe that gave me something in the near vicinity of mashed potatoes. It’s roasted butternut squash that is full of flavor. You really need to make this over the fall/winter months. Here’s the recipe:

Mashed Butternut Squash
(2 servings)

6 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded & cubed
2-3 TB coconut oil, melted
salt & pepper, to taste
2 TB clarified butter or ghee
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
parchment paper
cookie sheet

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place cubed butternut squash on cookie sheet. Pour melted coconut oil, salt & pepper on squash. Mix well and spread squash out in an even, single layer. Roast for 1 hour.

When done, place into a blender with butter, cinnamon & nutmeg. Blend until smooth.

We had this alongside cajun sausage that were sliced and browned in a cast iron skillet.

 

 

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