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How To Freeze Mashed Acorn Squash

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Acorn squashMaking use of acorn squashes off-season is ensured by well-known storage methods like freezing. Acorn squash is the sweet tasting variety of the winter squash which can be mashed and frozen for later use in various recipes in order to reduce cooking time and minimize wastage. Scroll down to know the appropriate ways to freeze the mashed form of acorn squashes.


 


 


Parchment Paper Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed acorn squash

  • Small scoop

  • Parchment papers

  • Baking sheets

  • Ziploc freezer bags

  • Permanent markers


 


Directions:


  • After the mashed acorn squash is prepared, allow it to reach room temperature.

  • Line the baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Using measuring scoops and place the mashed acorn  squash on the baking sheets as even portion sized scoops.

  • Place the baking sheets into the freezer and allow the contents to freeze for approximately 2 hours till the mashed acorn squash reaches a solid state.

  • Transfer the measured mashed acorn squash servings to a ziploc freezer bag.

  • Write the date and number of servings on the ziploc bags using the permanent marker and freeze them again.

  • These frozen portions can be stored for a minimum of three months and can be used whenever required.


 


Freezer Bag Method:


Things Needed:


  • Mashed acorn squash

  • Ziploc freezer bags           

  • Measuring cup/scoops

  • Permanent markers


 


Directions:


  • After the mashed acorn squash is prepared, allow them to reach room temperature.

  • Fill the freezer bags with measured quantities of mashed acorn squash (preferably 2 cups).

  • Flatten then and ensure that there is no air inside it before zip locking.

  • Label them with date and amount of mashed acorn squash inside.

  • Freeze them until they turn hard.


 


Freezing mashed acorn squash will allow us to eat this nutritious food whenever required without compromising on taste. The ready-to-use frozen mashed squashes can be included in variety of culinary preparations they do not undergo alteration of taste and color.


 


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