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How To Prepare Squash For Your Baby?

Mansi Dubey
0 to 1 years

Created by Mansi Dubey
Updated on Sep 01, 2020

How To Prepare Squash For Your Baby
Reviewed by Expert panel

You don’t have to be a master chef to come up with healthy and delectable recipes for your baby. While you would prefer relying on commercial baby foods to provide your child with nutrients, you need to know that these commercial baby foods lose a lot of healthy vitamins and minerals during processing. Also, these food items are quite expensive to begin with. If you are looking for a healthy and yummy homemade alternative, then you can rely on us. We’ve got you three yummy and healthy recipes which include the magic ingredient – Squash.

How To Cook Squash For Baby Food

Oven roasting

  • Peel the squash and scoop out the seeds
  • Cut it into small chunks
  • Preheat the oven to 176 C
  • Grease the chunks with vegetable oil
  • Place the pieces on a baking tray and roast for about 30 to 40 minutes


  • Cut the squash into small chunks
  • Pour about an inch of water into a cooking pot
  • Steam the squash for about 10 minutes until tender

Also Read: Spinach For Babies- Nutritional value, Health Benefits and recipes


Butternut squash puree

What you will need

How much

Butternut squash



As per requirement

  1. Step 1: Cut the butternut squash in half and remove the seeds and skin
  2. Step 2: Cut the squash into small chunks and boil/steam until tender
  3. Step3: Put the boiled/steamed squash chunk in a blender
  4. Step 4: Keep adding water as necessary to achieve a smooth and thin like consistency

Squash and sweet potato mash

What you will need

How much

cubed sweet potatoes

1 ½ cups

cubed squash

1 cup


1 cup

If your baby can have solid food then this sweet and tasty mash makes an excellent healthy and filling snack

  1. Step 1: Place the sweet potatoes into a cooking pot and boil on a medium flame for about 15-20 minutes
  2. Step 2: Preheat the oven to 176 C, grease the cubes with vegetable oil, and place the cubes on a baking tray and roast for about 30-40 minutes
  3. Step 3: Add the boiled sweet potato and roasted squash cubes in a large bowl and mash them well together. Add some water for desired consistency

Lentil and squash soup


What you will need

How much

red lentils


1 cup

cubed squash


2 cup


4-5 cups


Lentils are rich in proteins and when combined with bitternut squash it makes a filling lunch for your baby

  1. Step 1: Put the lentils into a cooking pot and cook on a medium flame for 30 minutes
  2. Step 2: Steam the squash cubes and let it cool. Add cooked lentils and steamed squash into a blender. Blend properly for a soup like consistency

Also Read: Baked recipe for your fussy eater

Before you feed squash to your baby make sure your baby is not allergic to butternut squash. If after having squash your baby suffers from stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting etc. then avoid feeding butternut squash to your baby.

The recommended age for starting solid food is 6 months old. Squash is a wonderful addition to your baby’s first food. These recipes are appropriate for babies over 6 months.

Happy Feeding!

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This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| May 27, 2018

my baby 5months old now. can i start to give solid food

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| Aug 31, 2020

It's got too much controversy, but that's a good thing. run 3

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