Mashed Squash and Potatoes
I was taking an inventory of the contents of my freezer yesterday. Being a hard-core squash lover, I wasn’t surprised to find at least 12 containers of cooked squash from past seasons. I remembered there was a single potato lurking in the pantry, so I put 1 and 1 together in preparation of a photo shoot for the upcoming second edition of my squash cookbook, A Patch of Flavor.
Adding smashed or pureed squash to your mashed potatoes lowers the carb weight while adding a nutritional boost. And, talk about easy!
Simply mix mashed potatoes with smashed or pureed squash. The ratio is up to you, but here are two tips. No matter how much potato you have, the squash will turn your dish light to dark orange, so don’t be surprised. Also, go easy with the butter and milk until you taste the mixture. The squash carries some lingering water and adds a lot of body to the potatoes, so you may not need as much butter to make the resulting dish satisfying.
Go ahead with the smash-up!! Then tell me what you think!