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can you freeze butternut squash?

dmjuli Oct 6, 2008 05:19 PM

I bought cut-up uncooked butternut squash from costco and don't think I will be able to use it for another week. Can I freeze it in it's bag or do I have to cook it first? Thanks!

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    jeanmarieok RE: dmjuli Oct 6, 2008 05:21 PM

    I cook a couple and freeze the pulp every fall in ziplock bags. I haven't tried freezing uncooked squash.

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      Nila Rosa RE: dmjuli Oct 6, 2008 05:53 PM

      You might have to cook it first. Just roast it in the oven. I always see cooked frozen butternut squash in the store but never uncooked.

      1. starlady RE: dmjuli Oct 6, 2008 06:15 PM

        Yes you can freeze it.
        I finely diced half a butternut squash a couple months ago then pulled it out about a week ago to make risotto with it and it was fine.

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          Al_Pal RE: starlady Oct 6, 2008 10:07 PM

          You can totally freeze it. I've even seen it sold in the frozen foods section of the grocery store - both pureed and cubed.

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            cheesecake17 RE: Al_Pal Oct 7, 2008 09:36 AM

            I usually buy the frozen cubed one when to use for making roasted vegetables. It tastes fine, but it does tend to get a little mushier than fresh.

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