Musings from a CSA Shareholder: Butter-“nutty” Squash with Maple Syrup

As I first mentioned after my community supported agriculture post, I am writing a “Musings from a CSA Shareholder” series. This series offers recipes featuring seasonal crops found in the garden, at the farmer’s market, and/or included in CSA shares during the summer months. Previous posts featured recipes for zucchini chipsraspberry lemonadeescarole saladroasted potatoes and leeks and savory watermelon salad.

Today’s recipe features butternut squash. Butternut squash, a harbinger of autumn, serves as the perfect ingredient to spotlight as my “Musings from a CSA Shareholder” series concludes. Enjoy this recipe for butter-“nutty”  squash with maple syrup as the summer comes to a close, and the foliage welcomes us to the new season of fall!

Butter-“nutty” Squash with Maple Syrup


1 large butternut squash (peeled, deseeded, and cubed)

1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup

1 tbsp. salted butter

One handful of roasted, unsalted pecans (chopped)

Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


Add cubed butternut squash to a medium-sized boiling pan.

Next, cover the cubed butternut squash with water.

Bring to boil until tender. Drain. Add maple syrup, butter, Kosher salt, and black pepper.

Mash to desired consistency.

Transfer to serving dish. Finish by sprinkling roasted, unsalted, pecans on top. Enjoy!

Wondering what to do with the butternut squash seeds? Roast the seeds, and enjoy their crunchy texture on top of the butter-“nutty”  squash with maple syrup, or simply grab a handful for a snack!

What are your favorite recipes featuring butternut squash?

Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,





6 thoughts on “Musings from a CSA Shareholder: Butter-“nutty” Squash with Maple Syrup

  1. Chloe

    Hi Katie,
    Thank you for this recipe; it sounds delicious! Also, I LOVE roasting squash seeds and eating them for a snack. This has been an awesome farm recipe series. Thank you for sharing with us.

  2. Erin LaRosa

    One of my all time favorite fall dishes is butternut squash and red bliss potato soup. Perfect for when the weather turns cold. I’m always looking for other ways to incorporate butter nut squash into my meals and this sounds like the perfect side dish for dinner! Thanks so much for this recipe, I may have to try it tonight!

    1. It’s so great to hear from you…I hope that all is well! Thank you so much for commenting…I agree that butternut squash dishes are perfect to compliment the change in the season. Red bliss potato soup sound delicious too! Enjoy the recipe! 🙂

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