The squash will simmer down to a very smooth texture as it cooks, so you may not need to puree it for your baby. If so, set aside a portion or two for baby’s meal and feed after the squash has cooled.
Preparation and Storage for Baby
If necessary, place the squash in a blender or food processor and process to a texture that is appropriate for your baby. Add water, formula, or breast milk as desired to create a thin puree. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for babies or up to 6 months in the freezer.
For the Family
Add butter, ground cinnamon, and a bit of vanilla to the extra squash for a tasty side dish that goes well with any main entrée. If soup’s on your mind, take out a saucepan and add 3 cups (710 ml) of chicken or vegetable broth and 1 1?2 cups (380 g) of cooked squash. Whisk together and warm on the stove-top. Dish out squash soup and top individual servings with a dollop of sour cream.