Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid
Roasted Acorn Squash and Garlic Mash
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 20 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 acorn squash, halved crosswise and seeded
  • 1 head garlic, wrapped in foil
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 leek, diced (white and pale green parts only)
  • 1 Gala apple, cored and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the squash, cut sides down, in a glass baking dish. Place the baking dish into the oven and pour enough water into the baking sheet to fill halfway up the sides (this will help steam the squash so it doesn't dry out, making the flesh easier to mash). Place the foil-wrapped garlic directly on an oven rack. Roast the garlic and squash until very tender, about 1 hour. Cool slightly.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a heavy, small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and apple and saute until crisp tender, about 6 minutes. Season with salt, to taste.

Scoop the cooled acorn squash flesh into a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash the flesh until smooth. Unwrap the garlic and squeeze the roasted garlic flesh into the squash puree. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and mash. Stir in the thyme and season with salt, to taste. Place the mash in serving bowl and top with apple and leek saute.

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Acorn Squash

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Sweet Roasted Acorn Squash

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Roasted Acorn Squash and Gorgonzola Pizza

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

The Definitive Mashed Potato with Roasted Garlic

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Sugar and Spice Acorn Squash

Acorn Squash Soup in a Squash Bowl

Recipe courtesy of Denise Vivaldo

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Mascarpone Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

On TV

Belly Up!

7am | 6c

Belly Up!

7:30am | 6:30c

Belly Up!

8am | 7c

Belly Up!

8:30am | 7:30c

Belly Up!

9am | 8c

Belly Up!

9:30am | 8:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

6:30pm | 5:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here