Roasted Butternut Squash Puree Recipe

Cut butternut squash over blue metal background. Top view.

Learn what to look for when selecting butternut squash to avoid a lot of seeds.

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash one butternut squash.
  3. Dry it so it will not be slippery when cutting it.
  4. Lay the squash on its side on a sturdy cutting board.
  5. Cut off both ends – This makes the next step easier.
  6. Place the bottom (larger) end on the cutting board so the top end is facing up.
  7. Using a large kitchen knife cut the squash in half, starting at the top and working the knife down.
  8. Place the two halves flesh down and facing opposite directions into a glass baking dish.
  9. Slightly brush olive oil over the skin.
  10. Add enough water to the glass baking dish so that the squash is emerged in 2″ of water.
  11. Place the glass baking dish in the oven and roast for 35-40 mins or until the skin starts to wrinkle.
  12. Remove from oven and put one half on a plate or cutting board, flesh facing up.
  13. Remove the seeds using a spoon and discard the seeds.
  14. Scrape out all of the flesh using a spoon and put in Vitamix or blender.
  15. Discard the skin.
  16. Do the same for the second half.
  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 the puree is too thick.

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Related Recipes:

Steamed Butternut Squash Puree


Butternut Squash Puree Mixtures

Follow these simple steps to create puree combinations!

  • Acorn Squash: 4 months
  • Apples: 4 months
  • Avocados: 4 months
  • Bananas: 4 months
  • Barley: 4 months
  • Blueberries: 8 months
  • Brown Rice Cereal: 4 months
  • Carrots: 6 months
  • Green Beans: 6 months
  • Kale: 6 months
  • Oatmeal Cereal: 4 months
  • Parsnips: 6 months
  • Peaches: 6 months
  • Pears: 4 months
  • Pumpkin: 6 months
  • Sweet Potatoes: 4 months


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  1. This looks like a simple recipe to keep the baby happy. You could probably substitute chicken stock or coconut milk for the breast milk for the adult version!

  2. I love your site Rachel. Such nutritious good ideas for babies and easy to follow recepies as well. I will admit squash is a fruit I have yet to try. Perhaps I will give it a shot!

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