How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

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How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method

If you’re like us, you’ve struggled to cut this awkward shaped vegetable!
 
Our attempts would begin with cutting the squash in a few places, before somehow skewering the knife into it and getting it completely stuck.
 
After five minutes of trying to prize the knife out without getting hurt, we eventually managed to chop the squash into sections and then into chunks.
 
We thought, there must be a better way!
 
So we’ve put together a quick guide of how the experts chop their butternut squash without getting their knives stuck.
 
Try this hassle free method and see if it’s easier.

 

Summary

Prep: 10 minutes
Ages: Parents
Difficulty: Intermediate

How best to cut a butternut squash

Step by step guide:

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How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method
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Slice the top and bottom off.

Using a sharp knife, top and tail your butternut squash.

The bottom should be a large enough slice, to allow you to see the seeds inside the squash.

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How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method
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Cut the butternut squash into 2 pieces

At the base of the long stem, cut the butternut squash in half.

You should have one piece with the curved base and another with the cylindrical top part.

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How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method
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Scoop the seeds out

Take the bottom half and scoop the seeds out with a spoon.

This should be much easier now you don’t have the long part attached to it.

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How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method
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Peel and chop the butternut squash pieces

Using a peeler or knife you can now peel both pieces of butternut squash.

Then, chop them into cubes ready to use.

Peel and chop butternut squash for baby purees, creamy soups and roast vegetable dishes.

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How to Peel and Cut a Butternut Squash

 

How to peel and cut a butternut squash - quick and hassle free method

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