Butternut Squash Puree

Posted by on March 27, 2010 in 1st Foods | 6 Months, Baby's Food, Blog | 0 comments

Bebe dada asked if I was going to post the foods that I made for bebe E.  At first I thought, “pureed baby food is boring!”

Obviously, I changed my mind.  :D

First, I made pureed carrots, which tasted good but turned out a bit runny because I added too much water. (Yes, I do taste all of bebe E’s food.)

COOKING TIP: I should mention that I used my Cuisinart mini food processor the first time, but the carrots weren’t pureed enough so I bought a Cuisinart hand-held blender.  This works fabulous!  All of my purees come out smooth and creamy, and its a cinch to use and clean up.

Next, I made pureed sweet potatoes, which turned out great.  Bebe E loves this!  I’m guessing it’s because she inherited her mommy’s sweet tooth.

It was the butternut squash, however, that motivated me to take pictures and blog.  :)

My SIL (sister-in-law) gave me a gift card to Williams Sonoma so I bought “The Baby & Toddler Cookbook” by Ansel and Ferreira.”

I love this book!  It has great tips for storing, thawing, and reheating homemade baby food, and recipes are organized by the baby’s age: 6 months, 7 to 8 months, 9 to 11 months, 12 to 18 months, and 18 months to 3 years.  I plan to try and post most all the recipes found in this book.

For storing bebe E’s food, bebe dada ordered 2 oz Baby Cubes from Amazon.com for me.  I was so excited when these finally arrived.  There are 8 cubes per tray, and the trays are stackable in the freezer.  Each cube has an attached lid so that you won’t lose them, and they are microwave and dishwasher safe.  Love love love these!

 

Butternut Squash Puree

(1st Foods / 6 Months Old)

  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and spoon out seeds and fibrous strings
  3. Place squash, cut side down, into a baking dish.  Fill dish with water, up to 1/4 inch up the side of the squash.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes until very tender, remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Scoop out flesh, discard skin.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon water and puree squash using a hand blender
  7. Scoop 2 tablespoon portions of the puree into each Baby Cube
  8. Keep up to 3 days worth in the refrigerator and freeze the remainder immediately.  Keeps in freezer for up to 3 months.

Happy bebe tummy = happy bebe!  :)

 

Butternut Squash Puree
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Recipe type: Baby Food
 
Appropriate for babies 6 months and older.
Ingredients
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon water
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise and spoon out seeds and fibrous strings
  3. Place squash, cut side down, into a baking dish.  Fill dish with water, up to ¼ inch up the side of the squash.
  4. Bake for 50 minutes until very tender, remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Scoop out flesh, discard skin.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon water and puree squash using a hand blender
  7. Scoop 2 tablespoon portions of the puree into each Baby Cube (BPA-free baby food containers)
  8. Keep up to 3 days worth in the refrigerator and freeze the remainder immediately.  Keeps in freezer for up to 3 months.

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