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How to Bake Butternut Squash

This homemade steam baked butternut squash is perfect for side dish and baby food purees.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Servings - 4 servings


  • 1 large butternut squash
  • water
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar optional
  • 2 Tbsp butter optional


  • Cut off the stem on top of the butternut squash and then slice in half lengthwise.
  • Place in 9×13-inch glass baking dish with 1/4 inch of water in the base of the dish.
  • Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes. Scoop out seeds and discard. Scoop out flesh into serving bowl.
  • Serve mashed butternut squash as is, or add a little brown sugar and butter to sweeten it up.