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Butternut Squash & Cottage Cheese Mash with Nutmeg

Nutritional Information

  • High levels of antioxidants and vitamins A and C, which boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation.
  • A good source of potassium which helps keep bones healthy and our heartbeat regular.
  • Contains a protein that may be a potent anticancer agent.
  • Provides calcium to help strengthen bones and folate to help with brain development.

Butternut Squash & Cottage Cheese Mash with Nutmeg

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
4 servings
 9+ months


  • 1 cup butternut squash, cubes (fresh or frozen)
  •  1 cup whole milk cottage cheese
  • pinch of nutmeg 


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2″ of water to a boil over medium heat. Place the butternut squash into a steamer basket, cover, and cook for 12 minutes or until tender. Let cool slightly.
  2. Place the cooked butternut squash onto a cutting board and cut the cubes into small 'pea-size pieces. 
  3. Toss the butternut squash with cottage cheese.
  4. Spoon into your baby's bowl or onto their high chair and sprinkle on a pinch of nutmeg. 



Age: 9+ months, to serve to baby 6+ months leave the butternut squash in bigger shapes so your baby can pick them up to eat. 

Yield: 6 portions

Storage: you can store this dish in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Stage 3 Puree: for a mashed chunky puree, you can either mash this dish with the back of a fork until chunk or place all ingredients into a blender and pulse for 5 -10 seconds or until just incorporated.