Everyone loves mashed potatoes, right? The problem is, they are not always healthy with the heaps of butter, milk or cream that get added. A traditional homemade serving of mashed potatoes can contain 237 calories or more! Let’s not forget the hefty amount of saturated fat and cholesterol in there 😮
Now, don’t worry folks, I love creating spins on this traditional dish and I recently discovered a new one: mashed butternut squash, rosemary and goat cheese. No butter because the goat cheese acts as a substitute, making it creamy (while giving you protein, calcium and iron). One whole butternut squash is 82 calories with loads of vitamins! We’ve got a winning dish here for the waist line, people!
This version of mashed potatoes has loads of flavour and tastes just as creamy as normal mashed potatoes. It’s a great side with almost any meal and is a 4 ingredient recipe, making it very simple and affordable!
Here is what you will need:
- 1 ½ lb (680 g) butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed, and cubed
(one butternut squash weighs on average between 1 and 2 pounds)
- 3 oz (85 g) goat cheese
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
- salt, and pepper to taste
How to make the dish:
1.Add butternut squash to large pot of boiling water. Cook until fork-tender, 10-15 minutes.
2. Drain the squash in a colander and add back to the pot.
3. Add in the goat cheese, milk, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Mash until desired consistency is reached.
Tell me what you think of this recipe and if you would like to see other variations of traditional mashed potatoes. This is one of my new favourites!