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Freezing Butternut Squash

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Freezing Butternut Squash

This squash can keep for quite awhile, but sometimes you may need to freeze some. This guide is about freezing butternut squash.

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How do you freeze butternut squash? Can it be frozen in the raw form?

By Dorothy from Rochester, NY


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09/22/2010

You should bake first but freezing without precooking is not a good idea. :-( Cut in half and place cut side down on baking sheet. Cook until tender. Scrape pulp from rind and mash or remove rind and cube.

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What is the best way to freeze butternut squash?

Deb from Dearborn, MI


RE: Freezing Butternut Squash

I bake it or boil it until it scoops out easily, cool until easy to handle. Then I blend until smooth and place into Ziploc freezer bags and freeze. When I want to use I thaw it and either warm it on the stove top or bake, adding my favorite topping. (07/23/2008)

By Donna

RE: Freezing Butternut Squash

I peel the squash, boil it, mash it and let it cool down. Then I take all the extra ice cube trays I have (only use for squash) and fill each section with the squash mixture. I then freeze it for 24 hours. I pop out the cubes and put them into Ziploc freezer bags and pop back into the freezer. I can then take out only what I need to defrost for my meals. I can add brown sugar, maple syrup, or any other spices that I wish when reheating the squash. (07/23/2008)

By Deanna from MA

RE: Freezing Butternut Squash

I do the same as above and also for zucchini. I peel, then shred it. I freeze 2 cups in Ziploc bags, and use for zucchini bread. Very good. (07/24/2008)

By Sharon