Squash Puree

This image courtesy of Tom Eckerle

Serves8 to 10



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Equipmentfood processor

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturebuttery, creamy, salty, sweet

Type of Dishvegetable


  • 2 large butternut squash
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • Food processor


  1. Place the squash in one or two large kettles filled with cold water. Bring to a boil and add 1 tablespoon salt per squash. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain. Cut each squash in half and remove the seeds. Remove the pulp fro the rind. Lightly puree the pulp in the food processor. Add the butter, salt and pepper, and nutmeg to taste. Serve hot.


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