Mashed Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Herb Tea

Mashed Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Herb Tea

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Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup hot water
6 Bigelow® Apple Cider Herb Tea Bags
4 lbs. acorn squash (about 4 medium or 2 large), cut in half and seeds removed
¼ cup packed brown sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt

Yield: Serves 6


Enliven your Thanksgiving table with a new tea-inspired side dish! High-fiber acorn squash is a healthy alternative to potatoes, and when flavored with Apple Cider Herb Tea, is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday table.

Preheat oven to 400º and place oven rack on middle setting.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray and arrange the acorn squash cut-side down on the pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until flesh is soft. Allow to cool for approximately 15 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

Meanwhile, combine hot water and tea bags and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Thoroughly squeeze tea bags and discard. Set aside.

Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh of the acorn squash and place in large bowl. Mash with a fork.

Add ½ cup of the tea, brown sugar, butter and salt, and stir to combine, making sure the liquid is absorbed. Add more tea (1 tablespoon at a time) if the puree is too stiff.

Check seasonings, and add more salt if necessary. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe (about ½ cup)

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 178
 Protein  2 grams 4%
 Carbohydrate  33 grams 11%
 Total Fat  6 grams 9%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  15 milligrams 5%
 Saturated Fat  4 grams 18%
 Monounsaturated Fat  2 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  0.3 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  3 grams 14%
 Total Sugar  9 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  4%
 Carbohydrate  68%
 Total Fat  28%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  398 milligrams 17%
 Potassium  815 milligrams 23%
 Vitamin A   133 Retinol Equivalent 20%
 Vitamin C  21 milligrams 36%
 Calcium  86 milligrams 9%
 Iron  2 milligrams 10%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0.1 micrograms  1%
 Thiamin  0.3 micrograms 20%
 Riboflavin  0.03 milligrams 2%
 Niacin  2 milligrams 8%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.3 milligrams 17%
 Folic Acid  34 milligrams 8%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  0.01 micrograms 0%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Cholesterol
Good Source of Potassium
Soy Free


Mashed Acorn Squash with Apple Cider Herb Tea

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