mashed butternut squash baby food

Mashed Butternut Squash

  • Author: Amy Palanjian
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: side
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Serve these plain or add one of the seasoning suggestions below.


  • 1 butternut squash (or about 4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash)
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil like canola or avocado oil


  1. If you’re starting with a whole butternut squash, you’ll need to cut it. Here’s exactly how I cut butternut squash. If you’re using precut, just make sure that the cubes are fairly even. If not, cut them as needed.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a rimming baking sheet with foil. Place the cut squash onto the prepared sheet and toss with oil. Spread into an even layer.
  3. Bake for 25-28 minutes until just starting to turn golden brown and are soft when poked with a fork. Remove from the oven.
  4. Place into a pie plate or bowl, and mash with a potato masher or a large fork. Season if desired and serve warm. (See the variations below!)


Seasoning options:
Add a sprinkle of salt.
Add a sprinkle of salt and cinnamon.
Stir in a little butter and maple syrup.

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