How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash

Learn all about peeling, storing, and roasting your favorite fall vegetable.


Start by cutting off both ends. Cut the squash in half: roughly dividing the wider round end from the thinner top end.


Set the squash on the flat end and use a sharp knife to cut the skin off.  To soften the skin and make the butternut squash easier to peel, you can microwave the squash for 5 minutes.

remove seeds

Cut the bottom portion in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and pulp.


Start by setting the top half upright and slice into 4 to 5 one-inch sections. Then slice the butternut squash into one-inch sticks. Turn and slice the stacked sticks into one-inch cubes.

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