Mashed Butternut SquashCourse: Sides
1 butternut squash, seeded and chopped in big squares
2 medium size sweet potatoes
1 large onion finely diced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp chili flakes (or adjust per your liking)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro for garnish on top (optional)
salt per your taste
- Chop butternut squash into big square pieces, remove seeds. Toss squash and sweet potatoes in a steamer in an instant pot for 7 minutes, do quick release, remove skin, transfer to a bowl and mash. Keep aside. If you don’t have instant pot, steam them on the stove till butternut squash and sweet potatoes are tender.
- Sauté onion on low heat till brown. Takes about 10-12 minutes. Keep on adding 1 tbsp of water at a time to deglaze onions. Once onions have browned, add minced garlic, chili flakes, salt and cook for another 1-2 minutes till garlic releases fragrance. Add mashed squash and sweet potatoes mixture and give it a good mix.
- Sprinkle chopped cilantro on top. Serve it as a side with any dish and enjoy!