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How to make butternut squash puree

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How to make Butternut Squash puree

Butternut squash is an amazing vegetable that can be used in so many ways: from soups and appetizers to main courses and desserts. Often, the recipe requires to use it in a pureed form, especially when we’re talking about soups and desserts, so here is a quick tutorial on how to make butternut squash puree. As you can guess, it’s not a very complicated tutorial but it can be quite useful if you’ve never made it before. You can also use the same process to make pumpkin puree.

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How to make butternut squash puree

Prep time: 20 min
Bake time: 30 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut Squash, medium size
  • vegetable oil or oil spray
  • salt and pepper

How to make butternut squash puree

1) First, we need to cook the squash to soften it. It is also easier to peel it once it’s cooked so we will cook it unpeeled, and peel it after it’s cooked and soft. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.

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2) Cut the squash in 2 halves, scrape out the seeds and the fiber out of each half.

Butternut squash recipe
Butternut squash recipe

3) Spray the baking sheet with oil and place the squash on the baking sheet cut side down.

Butternut squash recipe

4) Bake for about 30 minutes, remove it from the oven and let it cool. Flip the squash so that cut side faces up – that will speed up the cooling.

Butternut squash recipe

5) Once squash is cooled, peel it. The skin will come off really easily.

cooked butternut squash puree

6) At this point, you have several options of what to do with butternut squash. You can:

– Use food processor or blender to finely mash it
– Use a large grater to grate it into very small chunks to get more texture
– Use potato masher to also get more texture

Place butternut squash in food processor (or blender), working in batches, if necessary, and process it until very smooth and almost creamy. Season with salt and pepper. You’re done! Now you can use the butternut squash puree in soups, desserts, filling – anyway you like it!

How to make butternut squash puree

How to make butternut squash puree

Alternatively, you can use a large grater (or a potato masher) to grate/mash the squash. This way, you will get more texture, if that’s what the recipe requires. Here is the recipe for butternut squash turnovers in puff pastry where this method will work better than just using the food processor or blender.

Butternut squash recipe

cooked butternut squash puree

Enjoy this wonderful vegetable!

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