Kabocha Squash-Yukon Gold Mash

Kabocha Squash-Yukon Gold Mash is a combination of kabocha squash and Yukon gold potatoes mashed to perfection, to make one of the best side dishes ever.

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Ever since I made my Pumpkin Soup with Porcini Mushroom Cream, I’ve been looking for more ways to use my new squash love — kabocha. 🙂  At cooking school, we’ve used it a variety of ways as well, and this side dish popped up one day and I fell for it hard.

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Kabocha squash is a hard, green pumpkin basically.  It can be a bear to cut, but if it wasn’t worth it, I wouldn’t do it.  Trust me, you want to try this!  Kabocha is a starchy squash, so it blends in perfectly with creamy, Yukon gold potatoes.

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Technically, this could be called a puree, but to me, purees are looser — these were much more like mashed potatoes.  My kids looked at them with skeptical eyes, but my whole family loved them.  I’m so glad, because now I know I can make them whenever I want. 🙂

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Kabocha Squash-Yukon Gold Mash
 
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Kabocha Squash-Yukon Gold Mash is a combination of kabocha squash and Yukon gold potatoes mashed to perfection, to make one of the best side dishes ever.
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 cups peeled, seeded kabocha squash, cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 cups peeled Yukon gold potatoes, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ - ½ cup milk*
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the squash, potatoes, and garlic in a large saucepan and cover with water, about 2" over the vegetables. Add a generous pinch of salt. Cover, and place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, uncover, and cook over medium heat until the squash and potatoes are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain, and place in a mixing bowl. Add the butter, and start with ¼ cup of milk. Beat until smooth. Add more milk as necessary, until the potatoes are the desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve warm. Enjoy!
Notes
* Start with ¼ cup of milk and add more as you deem necessary based on the way you like your potatoes!

Recipe by Flavor the Moments.