Project Description

Butternut Squash Puree

Ingredients for Butternut Squash Puree – 4-6 Month Baby Food:

  • 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon water (Can Substitute Breast Milk!)

Preparation:

1.  Preheat oven to 400°

2.  Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane with a spoon. Place butternut squash, cut sides down, in a 13 x9–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pierce squash multiple times with a fork. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until squash is very tender. Cool squash 10 minutes

3.  Remove cooked squash from skins using a spoon, and place in a food processor.  Process until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon water (or Breast Milk Substitute), if needed, to reach desired consistency

3.  Taste … to make sure this Clean Baby Food is good for your baby

4.  Serve!

Tips:

Large squash can be difficult to cut. To make cutting easier and safer, pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife. Microwave it at HIGH 1 minute: cut it in half as directed in recipe.

Easy Freezing This recipe is based on 1/4-cup serving sizes. If you freeze batches in ice-cube trays, one cube usually holds 2 tablespoons. We recommend defrosting just one cube when baby is new to solid food. Later on when baby has started eating more, defrost two to four cubes (2 to 4 ounces or 1/4 to 1/2 cup).

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