Friday, June 12, 2020

Acorn Squash Mashed Potato Boats with Brown Butter, Bacon, and Chives

It’sec fourth dimension for Thanksgiving sides! The best part of Thanksgiving if yous ask me. These are SO fun! Anytime a food is served within of a nutrient, I’thousand inward. How can you lose?! These boats are filled amongst creamy mashed potatoes mixed alongside close to of the flesh of the acorn squash, and chocolate-brown butter. These might appear involved, but they’re really incredibly addition to less than 10 ingredients! Plus, they’re topped alongside bacon too chives..together with more brown butter. SO proficient!

I don’t know well-nigh yous, merely I’k eating all of the wintertime crush this flavour. I always eat seasonally, just this year specially. I’ve been loving experimenting amongst delicata squash, acorn squeeze, spaghetti squelch, together with butternut of form. They’re total of vitamins together with fiber together with and then many proficient things. I add together them to my breakfast scrambles, every bit a side for dinner, or material them alongside these potatoes!
This material needs no explanation. Just makes everything delicious.
All y'all make is bake these beauties, scoop out more or less of the flesh, mix it alongside your potatoes, and crush away! With a piddling brownish butter, milk, pure maple syrup, as well as nutmeg, we’re inward concern.

Then you lot just material the somewhat hollowed-out squashes amongst the mashed murphy/squelch mixture, as well as tiptop amongst bacon, chives, and extra brownish butter drizzle! My mom even ate these for dinner by themselves one night..they’re that adept.
These are besides super easily multiplied if y'all take a large crowd for Thanksgiving. They would live super wonderful for a Friendsgiving besides..since they’re less traditional. Do you guys make Friendsgiving? Are you lot all virtually the traditional sides or do yous switch it upwards on Thanksgiving?


Acorn Squash Mashed Potato Boats alongside Brown Butter, Bacon, in addition to Chives



Prep Time xx minutes

Cook Time fifty minutes

Total Time 1 hour ten minutes

Servings 4 boats

Author Molly (Spices in My DNA)


  • 2
    acorn mash, ends cut off, halved, together with seeds scooped out (I besides shaved a tiny fleck off the bottom to assist them stand up upright)

  • one
    olive crude oil

  • 3
    russet potatotes, peeled as well as cubed into one/ii-3/iv'' chunks

  • vi

  • one/4
    chopped chives

  • iv
    bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 2

  • i 1/ii
    pure maple syrup

  • table salt and pepper

  • sprinkle of nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Place on baking canvass too rub acorn squeeze cavities alongside olive rock oil. Season alongside table salt as well as pepper, together with a sprinkle of nutmeg. Turn them flesh side down, and bake for 40 minutes or until tender.

  2. In the meantime, convey a pot of H2O to boil for the potatoes too season with common salt. Boil the potatoes for nigh 30 minutes or until tender.

  3. At this bespeak, dark-brown your butter. Melt over medium estrus. Once melted, get to whisk constantly until butter gets foamy as well as starts to train dark-brown bits like pictured higher up. At this betoken, go on whisking until butter is rattling fragrant, nutty, and aromatic. Remove from heat because it tin can fire really chop-chop! This process tin have a skillful x minutes.

  4. Once potatoes are tender, drain and add together dorsum to the pot.

  5. At this signal, the acorn mash should be done. Let cool slightly in addition to scoop out more or less of the flesh from each cavity, leaving enough flesh so that it remains a "bowl", as well as non just the pare. Add the acorn squelch flesh to potatoes.

  6. Add the milk, half of the brownish butter, maple syrup, a pinch of nutmeg, and one-half of the chives to the potato mixture. Mash amongst a spud masher or hand mixer. Season to gustation with common salt in addition to pepper.

  7. Scoop tater mixture into acorn squash boats, and height amongst chopped bacon, remaining chives, as well as a drizzle of brown butter. Sprinkle height amongst an extra pocket-size pinch of nutmeg as well as salt too pepper if desired.