Roasted Garlic Acorn Squash Mash

Posted on November 6, 2015

Ingredients:       1 Organic Acorn Squash, halved seeds removed

1 head Organic garlic, wrapped in foil

7 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 Large Organic leek, sliced thin, I use the whole leek, just cook the green longer

1 Organic apple, cored and diced into 1/2-inch pieces

Sea Salt to taste

1 tsp Organic fresh thyme leaves or ½ dried, soaked in a little water, chopped

Optional ½ cup Organic parmesan cheese

Directions:       Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the squash in baking dish cut side down fill with water or stock up to halfway on dish. Roast the garlic and squash until very tender, about 1 hour. Cool slightly, if you want to be fancy, scoop the squash and reserve the shell to use as a serving bowl J

Melt a little butter over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and apple and saute until tender but still a bit firm, about 5 minutes. Season to taste. Scoop the cooled acorn squash flesh, butter and squeeze out the roasted garlic into a large bowl and mash until smooth. Stir in the thyme and season with salt, to taste. Add the parmesan if you like and mash one last time. Serve with the apple & leeks on top.