Roast butternut squash for baby

    50 min

    After about a month of eating solids, I wanted to start introducing more flavours to my son. Butternut squash is a great first food, and here it is roasted with a little olive oil and thyme for a tasty puree that any baby will love!


    Greater London, England, UK
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    Makes: 8 baby portions, approximately

    • 1 small butternut squash, halved and seeded
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Place the halved butternut squash in a roasting tin, cut side up. Rub the flesh with olive oil, then sprinkle with thyme.
    3. Roast squash for 40 to 45 minutes, till very soft and lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
    4. Scoop out the squash flesh and mash. Alternatively, transfer to a food processor and puree with a little breast milk, formula or salt-free vegetable stock.
    5. Store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.

    Freezing tip

    Freeze in 30ml portions in an ice cube tray for use later. Defrost in the fridge or for 30 to 60 seconds in the microwave.

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