Slow Cooker Kabocha Squash Mash

Kabocha is a popular Japanese squash. Peel it and remove its seeds as you would any squash and then cook it in a slow cooker with water until tender. Mash the squash and stir in vegan butter and salt for this colorful dish.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 6 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 kabocha squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Add squash and water to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook over low heat for 6 to 8 hours, or until squash is tender.
  • With a potato masher, mash the squash until smooth but a little chunky. Stir in butter and salt until well-mixed and creamy.