How to Freeze Raw Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is a member of the winter squash family, at its peak in the winter months. Enjoy it year-round in various applications by freezing squash through the winter months to cook and eat in the later seasons.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Vegetable brush
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen towel
  • Large, sharp knife
  • Sharp vegetable peeler
  • Metal spoon
  • Freezer bags

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wash the butternut squash with a vegetable brush under cool running water.

  2. 2

    Place a small kitchen towel under your cutting board to keep the board from sliding. Slice the top stem portion of the squash off with a large, sharp knife. Cut approximately 1/4 inch off the top of the squash.

  3. 3

    Cut 1/4 inch from the bottom of the squash. Peel the thick outer skin off the squash with a sharp vegetable peeler. Cut it in half lengthwise. Scrape the seeds from the centre with a spoon, hollowing out the seed bowl in each half.

  4. 4

    Cut each half into slices, making each approximately 1 inch thick. Cut each slice into cubes, resulting in 1-inch squares. Place the squares in a freezer bag until the bag is half-full. Force the air out of the bag and seal it completely.

  5. 5

    Lay the bag flat in the freezer until the squash is frozen, then move it to your desired storage location in the freezer for up to three or four months.

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