Acorn Squash Puree

I whipped up a batch of delicious acorn squash puree for Quinn today. It is so sweet, so creamy, so easy and… dare I say… so cozy. You will feel like Mother of the Year for making this. Everyone wins.

Embarrassingly simple recipe after the jump…

What to do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Wash the outside of your squash
Cut squash in half and place open-side-down in a baking dish or cookie sheet
Pour a bit of water in. Just enough to cover the surface of the dish
Bake for 45 minutes or until skin is easily pierced.
Let cool for a bit
Scoop the flesh out into a blender or Cuisinart
Puree, adding a tablespoon of water at a time until smooth.

At this point it is ready to serve.

Since you have a large batch, individual servings can be frozen in an ice-cube tray and then transferred to a freezer bag. Or in individual, reusable, freezer-friendly containers.

I’ve always thought it would be a great idea to trade different veggie purees with other mamas. Have a little puree swap/playdate. We know how to party here at Prudent Baby, right?

Oh, and it you’re not already sold… making your own purees is about 1/4 – 1/10th the price of store-bought. Prudent.




I made some for my daughter the other day. She loves it. I just cut the squash in 1/2, place it in about an inch of water in a pyrex dish, and microwave for about 6 minutes or until tender. Then scoop out flesh and mash with fork. Add some of the water to the bowl in which you're mashing if you want a more soup like consistency. Really, really, really easy. I do the same for sweet potatoes, too.

Love your whole site, and all of the DIYs! Thanks ladies đŸ™‚

My Little Cupcake

I made all of my daughter's baby food, and now I have a baby boy who is 2 months old and I am excited to start making for him in a couple of months. It is so much fun! You can also do this with butternut squash, too, which is really good mixed with applesauce. It was a fave at our house for a long time.


Thanks ladies! I’m new to this whole puree-ing of food for my 6 month old twins. So these suggestions help so much!!!!


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