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butter-nut squash baby food

(1 rating)
Recipe by
marty olguin
Los Angeles, CA

The colour of a vegetable or fruit is often a good indication of its nutritive value - and the butternut squash is no exception! Its deep orange hue tells you it's packed with beta-carotene, which your baby's body converts to vitamin A (a lot of beta-carotene in baby's diet can contribute to the harmless - but startling - 'orange nose' phenomenon!

(1 rating)
yield 3 -4 servings
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For butter-nut squash baby food

  • 1 1/4 lb
    organic butternut squash, about 3 cups

How To Make butter-nut squash baby food

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut squash into quarters; remove seeds and place cut side down in a baking pan. Pour ¼ cup water in bottom of pan. Bake squash until fork tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and scoop out flesh.
  • 2
    Puree the squash after cooking, until you’ve reached the desired consistency. You may want to add 1 to 2 tablespoons water, breast milk or formula to thin.

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