Sweet Potato and Acorn Squash Mash

This is a healthy way to serve mashed potatoes, the combination of acorn squash and sweet potato makes this side a nice change to mashed potatoes. Dairy free option included.


I medium size acorn squash
1 medium size sweet potato
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 tbsp. butter, dairy free option (2 tbsp. coconut oil)
1 tsp. freshly minced ginger
Sea salt and GF freshly ground black pepper to taste
Garnish: fresh chives or rosemary


Place acorn squash and sweet potato on a baking sheet (pierce potato couple of times with a knife) and bake for an hour or until knife cuts in easily, sweet potato make take a little longer depending on the size of the potato
Cut the squash in half, remove seeds and spoon out the flesh into a bowl
Peel the sweet potato, and add it the squash, and then mash
Add remaining ingredients and mash them together until creamy
Garnish with fresh chives or rosemary

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