Frieda's Specialty Produce - Butternut Squash


What is a Butternut Squash?

  • This bowling pin shaped squash has a tan exterior and a creamy, sweet orange flesh with very little seeds. It’s available mostly year-round.

How to Eat

  • Halve and place cut side down in a cooking dish with 1/2 inch of water, cover and bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees. Microwave halves in same amount of water for 12-17 minutes loosely covered. Butternut is great used in purees, soups, or pasta dishes.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin E.

How to Store

  • Store uncut in a cool, dry area up to 3 months. Refrigerate cut squash up to 1 week.


Scalloped Squash and Potatoes

Scalloped Squash and Potatoes Ingredients: 2 cups Organic Klamath Pearl Potatoes, diced 3 cups Winter Squash (such as Acorn, Hubbard, Kabocha, or Turban), peeled and cut into chunks 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup cooked ham or Canadian bacon, chopped 1/4 … Continue reading

Squash and Plantain Puree

Squash and Plantain Puree Ingredients: 2 Frieda’s Plantains, peeled and chopped 1 ½ cups chicken broth 2 cups Frieda’s Squash (any type), cooked and mashed ¼ cup light cream ¼ cup dairy sour cream 2 tablespoons butter or margarine ¼ … Continue reading

Hearty Squash Stew

Hearty Squash Stew Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup onion, chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced One 14 1/2-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups water 2 cups tomatoes, diced 1 pound acorn, … Continue reading

Gingered Squash & Carrot Soup

Gingered Squash & Carrot Soup Ingredients 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 1/2 pounds acorn, butternut, or kabocha squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 … Continue reading

Squash Corn Muffins

Squash Corn Muffins Ingredients: 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar ¾ cup Frieda’s Squash (such as Hubbard, Banana, or Butternut), cooked and puréed ⅓ … Continue reading

Squash Francaise

Squash Francaise Ingredients: 1 ½ cup Frieda’s Squash (such as Hubbard, Banana, Delicata, Butternut, Kabocha, or Turban), cooked and puréed 3 tablespoons light or heavy cream ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 tablespoon fresh … Continue reading

Squash Fritters

Squash Fritters Ingredients: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash pepper 2/3 cup water 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 Frieda’s Kabocha, Acorn, or Butternut Squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes … Continue reading

Golden Winter Squash Soup

Golden Winter Squash Soup Ingredients 1 cooked sweet dumpling squash 3 tablespoons butter or margarine 3 tablespoons flour 3 cups milk or light cream 2 teaspoons grated orange peel 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon ground mace Orange … Continue reading

Squash Souffle

Squash Souffle Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 tablespoons green onion, chopped 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2/3 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup skim milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped 1 tablespoon … Continue reading

Baked Squash with Herb Butter

Baked Squash with Herb Butter Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s small sized hard-shelled squashes, such as Delicata, Sweet Dumpling, or Golden Nugget, or 1 large hard-shelled squash such as Butternut, Buttercup, Turban, Kabocha, or Banana 2 teaspoons Olive oil 1/4 cup butter … Continue reading

Sunchoke® and Butternut Squash

Sunchoke® and Butternut Squash Ingredients: 1 2-pound Butternut Squash 1 1-pound package Sunchokes®, scrubbed 2 tablespoons softened butter or margarine 3 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon shredded orange peel Salt and pepper to taste Orange slices for garnish (optional) Steps: Preheat … Continue reading

Fruited Squash Halves

Fruited Squash Halves Ingredients: 2 Frieda’s Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, or Golden Nugget Squash 1/2 cup chopped Frieda’s Papaya, or peaches or nectarines 1/2 cup chopped fresh plums 1/2 cup diced pineapple 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved 1/4 cup melted butter … Continue reading

Southern Squash Pie

Southern Squash Pie Ingredients: One 9- or 10-inch deep-dish pastry shell 1 3/4 cups Frieda’s Squash (such as Kabocha, Buttercup, Australian Blue, Hubbard, Banana, or Butternut) cooked and puréed 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon Frieda’s … Continue reading

Squash Provencal

Squash Provencal Ingredients: 4 Frieda’s® Sweet Dumpling, Delicata, or Golden Squash 1 1/2 cups zucchini, chopped 2 cups tomatoes, chopped 3 Frieda’s® Shallots, peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

Squash & Summer Vegetable Medley

Squash & Summer Vegetable Medley Ingredients: 2 pounds Frieda’s Squash (such as Kabocha, Acorn, Buttercup, Banana, or Butternut), halved 1 cup carrots, julienne-cut 1 cup Frieda’s Sugar Snap Peas, halved crosswise 1/2 cup Frieda’s Pearl Onions 1/2 cup whole kernel … Continue reading

Squash in Ginger Cream

Squash in Ginger Cream Ingredients: 2 pounds Frieda’s Squash (such as Acorn, Butternut, Banana, Buttercup, Delicata, Golden Nugget, or Sweet Dumpling), cut into slices or rings, skin removed 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 2 teaspoons Frieda’s Fresh Ginger, grated 2 … Continue reading