Easy Summer Squash Mash

Jeanne Gliddon


My ex-mother-in-law gave me this recipe years ago and every time I make it I receive praise from my family and friends. I don't believe there has ever been one person who does not love Summer Squash made this way. Also, I have found that people who do not ordinarily like squash, like this recipe. I hope you will try this unique way of cooking Summer Squash.

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1 - 2 lb
summer squash, or as much as you need to feed a crowd
3 - 4 Tbsp
butter or more as desired.
salt to taste


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1Wash, core and quarter Squash and place in sauce pan.

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2Add water, cover and place on stove. Bring to boil and then turn down to simmer. Cook until Squash is fork tender.

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3Drain water.

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4Mash as you would potatoes. Add butter and continue mashing until butter is incorporated. This will be chunky.

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5Add salt to taste and serve. Yum!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #butter, #squash, #salt, #mashed