This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table. This mash is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal. 

Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash

Cauliflower mash will forever be my go to mash, but sometimes you need something with a bit more flavour. This Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash is so smooth and has a nice balance of sweet and earthy flavours that really stand out on a plate of food. I am personally not a fan of overly sweet mash, so I kept the spices simple with just ginger, but you could add in a pinch of cinnamon if you prefer. This mash reheats well, so can make it a day in advance and quickly reheat it in the microwave or in a pot on the stove before serving. 

Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash

 

Tips for making this Butternut Squash & Carrot Mash:

  • Make it ahead: If you are making this for guests and want to cut down on time spent in the kitchen on the day of, the mash can be prepared a day in advance and reheated in the microwave or on the stove top. Alternatively you can cook the carrots and butternut squash until tender up to 2 days in advance and then continue with step 2 before serving. 
  • Adjust the ratios: I prefer the ratio of 50/50 butternut squash to carrots, but you can adjust that to more or less depending on what you have. 
  • Add liquid: The carrots and butternut squash should blend quite easily once cooked, but if your blender or food processor is struggling to get them smooth, add in a splash of almond milk. 
  • Sweet Potatoes: Swap the butternut squash for sweet potatoes, the mash won’t have quite as rich a flavour but will still be delicious. Please note that using sweet potatoes would not make this mash Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal. 

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Carrot & Butternut Squash Mash

Every Last Bite
This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Diets Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Vegan, Whole30
Servings 4
Calories 151 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs cubed butternut squash
  • 1 lbs chopped carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ghee or butter*
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the cubed butternut squash and carrots in a large pot. Cover with water + 1/2 tsp salt and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Leave to cook for 10-15 minutes until both the butternut squash and carrots can be easily pierced with a knife. Drain the veggies and place them in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add to the pot the ghee/butter and garlic and cook for a minute until the garlic becomes fragrant and then add in the ground ginger, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper and stir. Add in the mashed butternut squash and carrot and stir so that the garlic and butter/ghee is mixed through. Continue to cook until the mash is heated through. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Notes

*To make this mash vegan use vegan butter or coconut oil
Nutrition
Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSodium: 1021mgPotassium: 762mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8g
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This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table. This mash is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal. This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table. This mash is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal. This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table. This mash is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal. This Carrot and Butternut Squash Mash is creamy and has a wonderful rich flavour. It takes just 30 minutes to make and is definitely worthy of a spot on your Thanksgiving table. This mash is Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Specific Carbohydrate Diet legal.