Help Me Preserve 15 Pounds of Winter Squash

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Q: My CSA offers a bulk discount on winter squash — which I love! — so I am planning on getting 15 pounds or more of butternut, festival, and kabocha squashes. I heard you could preserve them by roasting, mashing, and freezing the puree.

Besides making squash soup, what are some other methods to use the puree? Also, could I freeze diced raw winter squash?

Sent by Rose

Editor: Rose, yes, you can preserve the squash by pureeing. Here's a good post on this:

Preserving Butternut Squash by Amy Palanjian

Also check out this post:

Eight Things To Do With Butternut Squash

Readers, what else do you suggest?

Related: Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Puree with Goat Cheese (pictured above)

(Image: Faith Durand)

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