Mashed Butternut Squash with Ginger
Why This Recipe Works
To find the best butternut squash recipe, we tried cooking butternut squash by microwaving, baking, roasting, steaming, and boiling to find what produced the best texture and flavor. We found that steaming the squash concentrated the flavor while boiling diluted it. Hand mashing produced the most interesting puree—one that made an attractive presentation when used as a vegetable and could also be used in place of pumpkin for pies, cakes, or breads.