How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

The butternut squash is far too delicious to avoid. It is easier to peel and cut than you think! Once you get inside, you have gobs of delicious squash flesh on your hands to use in your favorite soup or to roast in the oven for an easy side dish. Watch these easy step-by-step instructions to get the scoop!

Two butternut squash standing upright.

I fully admit that I avoided the delicious butternut squash for a very long time due to its slightly intimidating thick skin. I had no idea how to get past it and I know I'm not the only one. After trying various squash recipes at restaurants I decided to grab my sharpest knife and give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was much easier than I ever could have imagined. Yay!

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HOW TO PEEL AND CUT A BUTTERNUT SQUASH

First, you'll want to grab your sharpest chef's knife. If you do not have a long, sharp knife microwave the squash for 1-2 minutes to soften the skin. Stab the squash with a fork a few times first, if you go this route.

Sharp knife cutting off ends of a butternut squash.

Place the squash on its side on top of a cutting board and cut top and bottom ends off. Discard.

Potato peeler removing skin from butternut squash

Use a potato or vegetable peeler to remove the skin away from the squash, all the way around.

A peeled butternut squash and its remnants

Stand it on its end and cut the squash down the center lengthwise.

Slicing a butternut squash down the center with a knife

Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds toward the fat part of the squash. Discard.

A spoon scooping seeds out of a butternut squash

Turn the peeled butternut squash halves over so the flat sides are on the cutting board.

Butternut squash sliced and chopped into 1-inch pieces

Slice each half lengthwise into 1-inch strips, then crosswise into 1-inch strips. Lay slices flat and cut another set of lengthwise cuts to create cubes.

A pile of cubed butternut squash

The squash is now ready to roast or to use in your favorite recipe!

DELICIOUS BUTTERNUT SQUASH RECIPES

Butternut squash on baking sheet with olive oil

HOW TO MAKE ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray. Add 1 peeled and chopped butternut squash in a single layer. Drizzle 4 tablespoons of melted butter or olive oil over the top and toss to coat. Place squash in the oven.

Sprinkle with sea salt and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice throughout. Sprinkle with extra salt, if desired, and serve immediately!

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How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

The butternut squash is far too delicious to avoid. It is easier to peel and cut than you think! Once you get inside, you have gobs of delicious squash flesh on your hands to use in your favorite soup or to roast in the oven for an easy side dish. Watch these easy step-by-step instructions to get the scoop!
prep time: 5 Mcook time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M

ingredients:

  • 1 medium butternut squash

instructions:

How to cook How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

  1. Place the squash on its side on top of a cutting board and cut top and bottom ends off. Discard.
  2. Use a potato or vegetable peeler to remove the skin away from the squash, all the way around.
  3. Stand it on its end and cut the squash down the center lengthwise.
  4. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds toward the fat part of the squash. Discard.
  5. Turn the peeled butternut squash halves over so the flat sides are on the cutting board.
  6. Slice each half lengthwise into 1-inch strips, then crosswise into 1-inch strips. Lay slices flat and cut another set of lengthwise cuts to create cubes.
  7. The squash is now ready to roast or to use in your favorite recipe!

NOTES:

Grab your sharpest chef's knife to cut into the squash. If you do not have a long, sharp knife, microwave the squash for 1-2 minutes to soften the skin. Stab the squash with a fork a few times first, if you go this route.

Calories

20.50

Fat (grams)

0.04

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.01

Carbs (grams)

5.38

Fiber (grams)

1.64

Net carbs

3.74

Sugar (grams)

1.01

Protein (grams)

0.46

Sodium (milligrams)

2.05

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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