How To Cut a Butternut Squash
Ingredients and Tools
- 1 butternut squash
- cutting board
- vegetable peeler
- chef’s knife
2. Cut both ends off of the squash.
3. Place the butternut upright with the wide base facing down, and work the peeler from top to bottom, removing the skin. If you have ever peeled a butternut squash without microwaving it first, you will be able to accomplish this surprisingly easily.
4. Cut the base away from the neck of the squash and then cube to your desired size. Again, this is much easier after microwaving it first.
Your butternut squash is now ready for use with much less sweat and grumblings under your breath, so that the kids can’t hear what you’re saying. It’s good in a favorite recipe or oven-roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Use this technique when making my Butternut Squash Apple Sausage Soup.