Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash; give this low-carb classic side dish a delicious twist and a whole lot of flavor!

Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash |

Butternut Squash is delicious winter vegetable that is much appreciated for its sweet, nutty and mild flavor.  I personally love making Butternut Squash Soup, roasting it for dinner, adding to Beef Stews or making Squash Boats. But it wasn’t until recently that decided to take the same roasted butternut squash recipe that I often make and turn it into a classic mashed butternut squash, only loaded with flavor and a wonderful texture.

Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash |

Sometimes squash recipes can be rather blend and unappealing. This recipe takes the classic butternut squash to the next level, by flavoring it with roasted garlic, parsley as well as parmesan cheese. Keeping the skin is key to adding a nice texture to this classic dish.

My family loves this mashed butternut squash side dish and I know yours will love it too!

Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash

Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash

by Silvia Ribas
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings


  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley


  • Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees.
  • Wash the butternut squash thoroughly in soapy water and scrub using a vegetable brush (this is important as we will be eating the skin!)
  • Cut the butternut squash in half (the long way) and clean the seeds out. Place it on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with oil, salt and pepper then place the garlic cloves and fresh parsley in the cavity for flavoring. Bake for 45 mins. Don't worry if the squash isn't soft and mushy, the blender will do the rest of the job.
  • Cut the squash in large chunks and place it in the blender, along with the roasted garlic and parsley. Add the parmesan cheese and Pulse for about 1 minute (if using a Vitamix) or until it has reached a pureed consistence.
  • Transfer to a bowl, sprinkle with more cheese and parsley and serve as a delicious and healthy side dish.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
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Garlic Parmesan Butternut Squash |

Hi! I’m Silvia.

My goal is to make cooking simple and enjoyable.

Garden in the Kitchen is full of easy and balanced recipes for busy families. Classics get a healthier twist with additions of veggies or alternative ingredients.

I hope my recipes will inspire you to cook more home meals and above all have fun in the kitchen!

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