Roasted Acorn Squash Puree Recipe

Learn how to select the sweetest acorn squash!

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash one acorn squash thoroughly with a mild soap so bacteria on the rind will not transmit to the flesh when you cut it.
  3. Dry it so it will not be slippery when cutting it.
  4. Lay the acorn squash on its side onto a cutting board.
  5. Cut off both ends of the acorn squash.
  6. Place one cut end onto the cutting board so that the other cut end is facing up.
  7. Cut the acorn squash in half using a large kitchen knife, starting at the top and working the knife all the way down.
  8. Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, remove all seeds and stringy membranes from both halves.
  9. Add 1″ of water into a glass baking dish.
  10. Place the two halves flesh down into the glass baking dish.
  11. Loosely cover the baking dish with aluminum foil.
  12. Place the glass baking dish in the oven and roast for 45 mins.
  13. Remove from oven, remove the aluminum foil and let cool just long enough to handle.
  14. Remove the acorn halves using a spatula and put them onto a plate.
  15. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh and put in Vitamix or blender.
  16. Discard the skin.
  17. Add 4 ounces of the retained water from the baking dish (it contains a lot of nutrients) and 2 scoops of formula OR 4 ounces of breast milk. 
  18. Blend until it can easily pour into ice cube trays.
  19. Add more water or breast milk if puree is too thick.

This short video will show you another way to cut an acorn squash

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

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Steamed Acorn Squash Puree


Acorn Squash Puree Mixtures

Follow these simple steps to create puree combinations!

  • Apples: 4 months
  • Bananas: 4 months
  • Barley: 4 months
  • Blueberries: 8 months
  • Butternut Squash: 4 months
  • Brown Rice Cereal: 4 months
  • Carrots: 6 months
  • Green Beans: 6 months
  • Kale: 6 months
  • Mangoes: 6-8 months (depending on cooking method)
  • Oatmeal Cereal: 4 months
  • Parsnips: 6 months
  • Peaches: 6 months
  • Pears: 4 months
  • Peas: 6 months
  • Pumpkin: 6 months
  • Sweet Potatoes: 4 months


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  1. Hi

    I am not sure if I know this squash. Haven’t heard about it before. I live in Norway.
    But your recipe sounds great for a baby to eat. Do you experience a lot of work before you blend it to a pure?

    Babies are lucky to get food like this.


    • I hope you can find some kind of squash in Norway! Next time you go to the market, take a look and make a note of the names of squash you do have. I will be happy to write a recipe for anything you find! To answer your question, I don’t find it difficult at all! The hardest part would probably be scooping out the seeds! Easy breezy!

  2. It is great to get a few more puree recipes. Hopefully I can get my hands on some Acorn, something that is tough being in Australia. Could I substitute it for something else?

  3. This looks really good Rachel. I’ll try to attempt to make this. I’ll let you know how it goes! Always looking forward to your recipes.

  4. Great recipe! I love cooking, but I never even knew about acorn squash. I love squash too. Great video as well. When I’ve got some little ones here, i’ll definitely be whipping some of these up. I may even try it myself sans breast milk. Thanks for the info!

    • I am ecstatic to hear that! I am so passionate about health, especially when it comes to infants and children. Just skip the blending step and you will have an awesome side dish of roasted acorn squash! Let me know how it turns out!

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