Butternut Squash Equivalents, Measures and Substitutions

Winter Squash Tips for Recipes

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Acorn Squash. © 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone

Most winter squash, including butternut, pumpkin and buttercup can be used interchangeably in recipes. But the butternut has emerged as a favorite of home cooks, especially in the fall harvest season. Need to know how much acorn squash to use in your recipes? Here are some equivalents.

• 1/3 to 1/2 pound raw unpeeled squash = 1 serving
• 1 pound peeled squash = 1 cup cooked, mashed
• 2-1/2 pounds whole squash = 2-3/4 to 3 cups pureed
• 1 pound trimmed squash = 2 cups cooked pieces
• 1 pound squash = 2 to 3 servings
• 12 ounces frozen squash = 1-1/2 cups

Butternut Substitute: Acorn Squash

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Acorn Squash Cooking Tips
• Acorn Squash Equivalents, Measures, and Substitutions
• Acorn Squash History