Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Crockpot Squash

When we visited our family, my mom took Thanksgiving to my grandparents. My mom made a delicious squash, and after baking it a little in the oven, kept it warm and cooking in the crockpot. It's a perfect make-ahead Thanksgiving squash!

Crockpot Squash - From My Mom's Kitchen
{Print Recipe}

1 large buttercup squash
1 large butternut squash
1/4 C honey/molasses {or brown sugar}
1 T butter
salt and pepper to taste

Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

Cover the squash with tinfoil, and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, until tender when pricked with a fork.

When squash has cooled, scrape the flesh out of the skin.

In a large bowl, mash the squash together.

Add 1-2 T butter, salt and pepper to taste, and sweetener. Then, mash with a potato masher to mix.

Place the squash into a crockpot, and turn to low.

Serve right from the crockpot liner.

This post is linked to:
Crockpot Wednesday


  1. I am making mashed butternut squash for Thanksgiving and throwing it in the crockpot will be a great idea for reheating it (since I am cooking it a day early). This way it also won't take up space on the stove. What a great idea!

  2. This looks excellent. We really like squash. Thanks for the great pictures to help illustrate. BTW ... love the format of your pictures with outlines and your blog title ... if you have a spare minute after Thanksgiving ;) would love to hear how you do them. ~ Julie@comehaveapeace.blogspot.com

  3. Hi again! My email address is jhbruno87@gmail.com. :D

  4. I got my Sweet Potato Casserole recipe posted. You'll have to let me know if you make it!

    I've never made squash, but this looks really easy, especially in the crock pot. I'm going to bookmark it to try.

  5. Oh yum! Great Thanksgiving idea! Always need more oven space!

  6. This looks so yummy and quite healthy! I like that you can keep it warm in the crock pot!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe & the tip for serving. Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family.

  8. I'm not clear. Is the recipe for either butternut or spaghetti squash, or is this a combo recipe that uses both at the same time?

    Thanks! --Merri

    1. You can use butternut or buttercup either individually or combined; spaghetti also works well in combo with either of the other squashes, but changes the texture. I wouldn't recommend spaghetti squash all alone.

  9. Hi All -

    What would the ratios be if I'm doing this for eleven like I am this Thanksgiving?


    1. This serves about 6, so I would double the recipe for serving 11. Then, if you have a little leftover you can always make squash lasagna and/or squash baked oatmeal!


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