Hubbard Squash and Orange Puree

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

If you can find pieces of this beautiful blue-skinned squash at your market, this is a fragrant and brilliantly orange-colored way to use it. From Rozanne Gold, a favorite cookbook author.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs hubbard squash, any seeds and membrane removed
  • 14 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°; place unpeeled squash flesh side down in baking pan; pour water over squash; bake 30 minutes, turn over and bake another 30 minutes or until squash is tender and lightly carmelized.
  2. Scrape flesh off skin and puree in a food processor until smooth; add orange zest, orange juice, butter, salt and pepper; process to combine and serve warm.
Most Helpful

This was very good and very easy! I added a few shakes of nutmeg. I also thought about adding just a touch of cream to see what that did, but didn't. Maybe next time! (Also I used butternut squash, very creamy and good)

erinBOberrin November 26, 2006

Great squash recipe - the orange enhances the squash flavor very nicely without over whelming . I used a butternut squash as no Hubbard were available-also cut the recipe in half with no problem. We love squash and will be making this again Thanks sugarpea

Bergy June 14, 2004