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Honey-Thyme Butternut Squash

This golden, honey-sweetened squash is just as hearty and comforting as your favorite potato dish. With its bright color, it makes an attractive side for special autumn meals. —Bianca Noiseux, Bristol, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 large butternut squash (about 5 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Add squash; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain. Mash squash with the remaining ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 145 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 161mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • kellys1061
    Dec 3, 2020

    This is officially part of our Thanksgiving menu. LOVE IT!

  • JMartinelli13
    Nov 5, 2020

    Didn't have half and half, used whole milk. Was a great change from mashed potatoes!

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Dec 29, 2019

    This is a great dish. I baked the squash in the oven until it was tender. Milk was used in place of the half

  • JulieGr
    Dec 25, 2019

    I did not put in enough honey, I used less butternut squash than the recipe called for and I parred down the other ingredients. It was very good.

  • suefalk
    Dec 12, 2018

    Awesome side dish! I usually mash my squash with butter, salt

    Nov 25, 2015

    I've made this several times and even those that don't like squash, loved this.

  • sgronholz
    Nov 3, 2013

    This recipe is so good! In addition to making it with butternut squash, I've also made it with Heart of Gold and Sweet Dumpling squash. The results were equally delicious!

  • DebbieT
    Jul 21, 2013

    All I changed was adding a little more salt and pepper. This was delicious and SOOOO easy!

  • Dianaore
    Jan 7, 2013

    this was a nice twist to butternut squash. I didn't taste the honey much thought and I would cut back the cream to make it a thicker consistency. All in all good and a keeper.

  • Hannah0418
    Nov 21, 2012

    an easy to make side dish. i made it for thanksgiving.