Dehydrating butternut squash takes a little prep work. Although butternut squash can be difficult to peel, it's well
worth the effort! I use this in our doggie's dinner. Read more about making your own dog food here.
Butternut squash is loaded with vitamin A, followed by vitamin C, Folate, vitamin E, vitamin K, Niacin, and trace amounts of Pantothenic Acid and Thiamine, so it's well worth your time and energy.
In the butternut squash's mineral department potassium ranks high, followed by calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, with trace amounts of selenium, manganese, and zinc. Butternut squash also contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids too.
Photo above is NOT from their website, but you can use it for serving inspiration!
When dehydrating butternut squash, it needs to be steamed lightly first, to aid in the dehydrating process.
If using frozen butternut squash, ignore steps 1 and 2.
I'd like to make a note here that I have not tried dehydrating puréed frozen butternut squash, but I think it would work just fine on the fruit roll sheets! Just let it thaw out first ...
I would like to add here that it's better to have even-sized pieces of the squash on the dehydrator trays – it dries out better and at the same rate, so you're NOT taking off the small pieces and still running the dehydrator to finish drying the larger pieces.
Don't let my photo of the bigger piece of butternut squash on the dehydrator tray (shown in previous photo) lead you astray! Oops, sorry about that ... :-)