Pureed Squash Butternut, Acorn Any Hard Winter Squash!

"This process is so very easy. No peeling! Take a look! Squash is great for pureeing, roasting and baking. Once cooked and pureed, it can be used in soups, main dishes, vegetable side dishes, even breads, muffins, custards and pies. The skin has many nutrients so go ahead and use it. Or peel and discard. But you will never know it's in the puree. Dress any cooked winter squash with butter and herbs, a cream sauce, cheese sauce, maple syrup, candied ginger, spices and or nuts."
Pureed Squash Butternut, Acorn Any Hard Winter Squash! created by Rita1652
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 cups pureed


  • 1 1 any hard winter squash (as many as you want) or 1 pumpkin
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place squash on cookie sheet pan and bake for 60 minutes till tender and caramelized.
  • Remove from oven and let cool to handle.
  • Slice in 1/2 and remove seeds. (Discard seeds or rinse, towel dry and make my Recipe #102043 or #50958 it does work!).
  • Puree in a Vita mix blender optional skin and flesh with a pinch of salt till smooth.
  • Cool and place 2 cups in freezer ziplock bags. Freeze till ready to use in your favorite pie, soup, bread or sauce!

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  1. gailanng
    Hey, lady! Lady! Thanks for the tip!!!
  2. gailanng
    Pureed Squash Butternut, Acorn Any Hard Winter Squash! Created by gailanng
  3. januarybride
    Are you kidding me with this??? Who knew that you could just put a pumpkin in the oven and it would be ready in an hour. For goodness sakes, I will never buy pumpkin in a can again! I used 2 small pumpkins which must have been 2 different varieties (one from the local patch and one from my coop organic box) because 1 had a super soft skin and I could puree it and the other was harder than a rock (and when I cut it open the pumpkin just fell off the skin into the center which was very cool). Thanks for posting!!
  4. Katzen
    Pureed Squash Butternut, Acorn Any Hard Winter Squash! Created by Katzen
  5. Katzen
    I always worry about halving the winter squash before roasting it in preparation for recipes - this is the solution! Who knew you could bake it whole? Now, I have to admit, I didn't puree the skin on - I peeled it off, but that's an easy job. I made two butternut squash, and got four 1 1/2 cup baggies of pureed squash, using my food processor. This is so easy, and I can't see myself doing it any other way from her on in! I used some to make recipe #447024 - delicious - and I can definately say that wouldn't have been made today if not for this recipe! Thanks, Rita~! Made for Veggie Swap 30 - January 2011.



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