Healthy Recipes for Baby {Baked Butternut Squash}

I love making meals for my almost 9 month old.  I get really excited when I find a particular recipe that he really enjoyed and I usually share it with my other mommy friends.  Every other week I will share my favorite healthy recipe of the day with all of you as well.  

Making your own baby food is easy, safe and fast! You can find links to all of my recipes in my “Mommy Tips” section of the website in the future as well.

This week’s recipe is: Baked Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash is delicious and nutritious plus it contains tons of Vitamin A and Folate, just want you want when feeding your baby a healthy diet! 


1 peeled butternut squash (diced into small cubes) 

1 small leek, chopped 
(3/4 cup) Cheddar cheese (grated)
(1/4 cup) flour
(1 cup) half and half cream
a pinch of ground ginger
a pinch of ground black pepper

– Pre-heat the oven to 345 F and grease a baking dish 
– Mix the cream, ginger and pepper in a bowl and put aside
– Cover the squash with the flour
– Put half of the squash in the baking dish and add the leeks and half of the cheese on top (first layer)
-Add the remaining squash and cheese on top (second layer)
-Pour the mixed cream, ginger and pepper on top of everything (final layer)
-Bake for about 45 minutes to one hour (after it is done let it stand for 5-10 minutes)

Now you can chop/blend it to achieve the desired texture and serve 🙂  
What I love about this recipe is that it is super tasty and we can have it for dinner as well! 

*Please Remember:  Always check with your pediatrician regarding introducing solid foods to your baby and specifically discuss any foods that may pose allergy risks.


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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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25 responses to “Healthy Recipes for Baby {Baked Butternut Squash}”

  1. el03ro — December 19, 2011 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    December 19–My eldest granddaughter was feeding her son homemade squash, peas, carrots, etc.(she had bought a Baby Bullet to puree food) She felt rushed one day(working Mom again) gave him store bought vegetables and he spit them out!! -A discerning palette at eight months. -el03ro.

  2. Vanessa Coker — December 30, 2011 @ 5:54 pm (#)

    My son was all over butternut squash this fall. I just never put so many seasonings in his food before now. We're just getting into a little bit of EVOO and garlic.

  3. Connie — January 6, 2012 @ 11:10 pm (#)

    Going to try this soon. Just bought three nice butternut squash… Thanks

  4. James Brown — January 8, 2012 @ 4:18 am (#)


  5. amyorvin — January 11, 2012 @ 5:27 am (#)

    Wow, great receipe. Thanks for sharing.

  6. AdriLisa — January 12, 2012 @ 1:53 am (#)

    You're going gourmet on me here! What happened to plain squash oven baked tightly covered and then turn into purée? Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kathy T — April 7, 2012 @ 12:01 pm (#)


  8. Jennifer Saarinen — May 19, 2012 @ 1:58 pm (#)

    I’ll have to share this recipe with my sister, her baby is 6 months old.

  9. M Turner — May 21, 2012 @ 10:50 am (#)

    My grandchilld will like this

  10. tanya white — July 24, 2012 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    thanks for the recipe i’m gonna give it to my sister my nephew is gonna love it

  11. desiree — November 11, 2012 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    we used to do this for the kdi now a day they are feeding the baby food

  12. Bianca — December 1, 2012 @ 3:35 pm (#)

    Yum! I’ll need to try this soon for my 9 month old!

  13. Janet W. — January 17, 2013 @ 3:01 am (#)

    I bake butternut squash for my grandson all the time. It’s one of his favorites!

  14. Jaclyn Boyd — May 10, 2013 @ 6:46 pm (#)

    I just started feeding my baby foods…I think she’ll really like this 🙂

  15. Heidi C. — July 10, 2013 @ 8:24 pm (#)

    Great recipe! Love the addition of cheese!

  16. Vesper — July 21, 2013 @ 8:08 am (#)

    I have actually never tried butternut squash – I think I am going to look out for one as I like most meals which have cheese in it

  17. Suzanne Smith — August 7, 2013 @ 8:54 pm (#)

    I know this is an older post, but it does have relevance to me. Thank you and I have Pinned.

  18. loriag — October 7, 2013 @ 5:19 am (#)

    This recipe sounds absolutely delicious for baby. Thank you for sharing.

  19. James Brown — November 21, 2013 @ 2:59 am (#)

    healthy and tasty!

  20. kathy+downey — October 13, 2014 @ 6:46 am (#)

    Thanks,I just the kids will enjoy this

  21. kathy downey — February 12, 2015 @ 7:17 am (#)

    We are using this as a side dish at meals and the kids are eating it up

  22. kathy downey — February 15, 2015 @ 6:29 am (#)

    My friend just started making this for her twins and they love it

  23. kathy downey — March 28, 2015 @ 1:07 pm (#)

    We gave butternut squash to my grandson for the time,he would not eat it lol

  24. kathy downey — October 11, 2015 @ 11:26 am (#)

    I love this recipe and make it for myself often

  25. kathy downey — December 7, 2015 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    Thanks this was the perfect recipe for me

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