Steamed Butternut Squash Puree Recipe


Find out how to select a butternut squash with more meat and less seeds!

  1. Wash one butternut squash.
  2. Peel it.
  3. Lay the squash on its side on a sturdy cutting board.
  4. Cut off both ends – This makes the next step easier.
  5. Place the bottom (larger) end on the cutting board so the top end is facing up.
  6. Using a large kitchen knife cut the squash in half, starting at the top and working the knife down.
  7. Scoop out the seeds using a spoon and discard the seeds.
  8. Cut the halves into 2″ wide slices.
  9. Quarter those slices.
  10. Add 4 cups of water to the steamer saucepot and place the steam basket into the saucepot.
  11. Cover the steamer and set the temperature to med-high.
  12. Once the water is boiling, put the butternut squash chunks into the steamer basket and cover.
  13. Steam for 12-15 mins or until tender – Add more water if needed.
  14. Remove the chunks from the steamer and place them in Vitamix or a blender of your choice.
  15. Add 4 ounces of water from the saucepot (it contains a lot of nutrients) and 2 scoops of formula OR 4 ounces of breast milk. 
  16. Blend until the puree can easily pour out of the blender into the ice cube trays.
  17. Add more water or breast milk if the puree is too thick.

How to Store Homemade Baby Food

Related Recipes:

Roasted 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 is something I have to try for my baby girl. I’m sure she’ll love it. She is in the stage where she just wants to try new things and this sounds really good and you gave me the step-by-step guide so I have nothing to worry about. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Welcome, Jaime! I agree! I am sure she will love it! It has a mild flavor and it mixes well with so many other fruits and veggies! Try mixing it with sweet potato puree! My son LOVED that mixture! I would love to know how it turns out!

    • Welcome back, Josephine! Thank you and you are absolutely right! Butternut squash does contain antioxidants which help rid the body of cancer causing free radicals! I am glad you like this recipe! You can add it to spaghetti sauce to add extra vitamins and minerals to your diet! YUM!

  2. Aron

    Good practical recipe. I remember when my kids were at this age my wife and I were always having a “discussion” what is the best way to prepare certain veggies or fruits.
    I think your blog can be very helpful to a lots of tired mums who want to give the best to their hungry babies.

    • That is a very common conversation among parents. Everyone wants the best for their children and you really can’t go wrong making your own baby food! Feel free to share this site with friends and family. Smoothie recipes will be added to this site which can benefit folks of all ages so stay tuned! Thanks for visiting!

  3. This looks terrific!! I really appreciate your additional resource about selecting the right squash, too. I’ve been actively seeking and eating a much higher volume of good, whole foods recently and have found I don’t know much about how to select the right kind. A steep curve, but very worthwhile.

    Having recipes handy is very helpful. Keep up the great work!

    All the best,


    • Thank you, Kevin! I am glad that I could help you out. Before making baby food, I encountered the same dilemma. I had no idea what to look for when choosing certain fruits or veggies. Bookmark this site and use it when you go grocery shopping! Take care and stay healthy!

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