View Full Version : Cooking Squash

07-24-2002, 06:40 PM
I'm looking for suggestions for cooking butternut squash for my 1 year old DD. She's doing good w/ other veggies, but just thought I'd try this out! Thanks!

07-24-2002, 07:50 PM
This is one of Sarah's favorites!

You can cook it one of two ways. To microwave, cut it in half, put it cut side down in a microwaveble dish, then microwave on high for several minutes, turning about half way through. Unfortunately, the number of minutes will vary depending on your microwave. Just keep doing a couple minutes at a time until it is done to your liking.

You can also bake it. To bake, put the whole squash (uncut) in a pan in the oven for about 45 minutes at 350. Easy!

Once it has cooked, scoop out the seeds, peel and cut the squash in chunks. You can serve as a finger food if you don't microwave or bake quite as long (I would only bake for about 30-35 minutes). It tastes very similar to sweet potato, so if your baby likes sweet potato, they'll like butternut squash.