Spirit Of Food — Employee Picks Contributor — Autumn Watson

February 23, 2022

Freezing Leftover Butternut & Winter Squash

Have plenty of butternut and winter squash this season? Why not, freeze them for later? Peel and Cut the squash into one-inch chunks. Spread the pieces on a single layer of parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet and place in the freezer. When completely frozen, transfer the squash to a freezer-safe bag (allow for food expansion). The squash can then be roasted and/or tossed directly into soups/stews/chili straight from the freezer (no thawing necessary).
Remember to keep those seeds, for your spring planting.

Butternut squash is a low-fat, lower-calorie source of carbohydrates with plenty of filling fiber.
Butternut squash is an excellent source of vitamin A and C and contains thiamin, niacin and folate.