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Baby Food Recipes: Butternut Squash Puree

This butternut squash baby food puree is rich in flavor, vitamins, and minerals for your little one! It's a simple puree recipe that has a naturally sweet flavor your baby will love! A delicious stage 1 food to introduce to your baby.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 ounces
Calories: 34kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 2 medium sized organic butternut squash
  • 16 oz water divided


  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds.
  • Place squash flesh side down on a sheet tray covered with parchment paper.
  • Pour 8oz water onto the parchment paper.
  • Roast for about an hour until tender. The squash should be bubbling and caramelized.
  • Allow to cool 10-15 minutes until you can hold it without a problem.
  • Peel off the outside skin and put flesh into a blender with 8oz water. Puree until smooth.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, allow to cool, then wrap/cover and freeze.
  • Thaw in the fridge the night before use, or thaw by putting the ice cube in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter to defrost.



Expert Tips
  • No need to use a fancy baby food maker. Your blender or food processor will work just fine!
  • If choosing the roasting method, use 2 medium butternut squashes, and simply cut half to roast.
  • If choosing to boil or steam, use frozen or pre-cubed butternut squash. This will save you time from peeling and cubing a whole squash.
  • Use baby freezer containers or small food storage containers for ease of use. They are made specifically to freeze baby food, and make it much easier to defrost as needed.
  • Add additional water if needed to reach your desired consistency.
  • Stir in breast milk, or baby formula just before serving to baby to add to the nutritional content or to thin out the consistency instead of water.
  • Spice up your baby's food! Serve with a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice or ginger.
  • 1 ice cube = 1 oz of food
Adapted from BabyLove


Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7973IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg