On November 13, 2012 by Kelly
Past the point of single vegetable purees, your 9-12 month old is ready to move onto more complex taste combinations. This mellow mix of white potatoes, butternut squash, apple and a hint of cinnamon is the perfect meal for your little one. And if you are like me, the smell of it cooking on the stovetop will tempt you to taste test! This is also a great puree to mix with in with mac and cheese to sneak some veggies into your older kids’ meals!
Potato and Butternut Squash Puree
Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com
- 1/2 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium Braeburn apple, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp onion, chopped
Place squash, potatoes, apples, onion, pepper and cinnamon in a saucepan and add water just to cover. Cover and simmer on low 35-40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain water and reserve. Transfer to a blender and puree, adding reserved water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
Allow to cool completely. Transfer mixture to a non-freezer gallon bag. Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and use it to pour/squeeze the puree into ice cube trays. DO NOT OVERFILL. Only fill each cube to the sides and not overflowing the sides. Cover each tray with aluminum foil and label. Freeze for at least 24 hours before dividing among indicated number of quart sized freezer storage bags. TO SERVE: Thaw desired number of cubes. Warm in microwave for 5-10 seconds before serving if desired.