Can You Freeze Butternut Squash?


Quick Answer

Butternut and all other winter squash varieties, such as acorn, pumpkin and spaghetti, can be frozen for up one year at 0 F before quality starts to diminish. Butternut squash can be cubed or mashed before freezing to accommodate different recipes.

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Can You Freeze Butternut Squash?
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Prepare butternut squash by peeling it and removing seeds and pulp. Cut cubed squash into 1- to 2-inch pieces, and lay the pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze the cubes for several hours, and transfer to freezer-safe, airtight bags or containers for final storage. When freezing mashed butternut squash, allow it to cool completely before transferring it to the freezer bags or containers, and allow at least 1/2 inch of room at the top of the container for expansion. Label containers with the freeze date using freezer labels and a permanent marker.

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