Freezing Hubbard Squash

twoyurOctober 7, 2012

I recently became the recipient of four 20 lb or so Hubbard squash. I know they will stay for a long period of time in a cool dry place , but 20 lbs is a lot of squash once you begin to use it. Can it be frozen? If so is it blanched and frozen like other vegetables or fully cooked then frozen. Thank you

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

It is not fully cooked, just cooked until soft enough to remove from the rind. You can do it in the oven or in the microwave or even in boiling water. Then mashed or cut into chunks and frozen in serving sized packages. See link below for details.

Dave

Here is a link that might be useful: NCHFP- How to freeze winter squash

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:55PM
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readinglady(z8 OR)

I fully cook mine then run through a strainer to remove fibers then freeze the puree. However, that's a personal choice as it's then ready for pies, quick breads and soups.

I can chunks, so that I don't take up too much freezer space.

Carol

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:18AM
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twoyur

Thank you both for your responses. I think I am gong to to do both. Chunks and puree.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 8:05AM
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