See how to properly cut butternut squash in this tutorial on How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash the safe way!

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How to Cut Butternut Squash

I love making butternut squash recipes during the fall; butternut squash soup and roasted butternut squash to name a few. But I have to admit; butternut squash is not exactly my favorite thing to cut, peel and chop.

I mean, I really, really hate it. It’s hard to cut, I usually end up with blisters after muscling my way through it, plus it’s a little scary. That is until I made this simple switch! Read on for my tutorial on How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash!

Cut butternut squash with a chef\'s knife

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How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash

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  1. Cut off the stem.
  2. Cut off the root end.
  3. Cut the squash in half where the neck meets the thicker base. To easily do this, slice the knife forward and then wedge it into the squash. While holding the base of the squash, rotate it while slicing through.
  4. Peel the squash by using a paring knife or vegetable peeler.
  5. Cut the base in half to expose the seeds and stringy pulp.
  6. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and pulp.
  7. Cut the squash into 1-inch wide strips then into 1-inch chunks.

cut pieces of butternut squash alongside a butternut squash

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  1. I make pumpkin bread every fall.

  2. carol clark says:

    i love apple pie and homemade fresh bread

  3. Steven weber says:

    I love making a huge batch of chili!

  4. Brenda Haines says:

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  5. Tracey Brewer says:

    A simple Libby’s pumpkin pie!!

  6. Tracie Cooper says:

    I love squash casserole!

  7. I really enjoy home made chili!

  8. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I like sweet potato pie

  9. I love yam casserole in the fall, with brown sugar and pecans.

  10. James Robert says:

    I like homemade chili in the fall, look forward to it

  11. Heather Dawn says:

    I love to make chili!

  12. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I enjoy making a white chicken chili and a pumpkin cheesecake.

  13. I love pumpkin bread!

  14. My favorite is classic beef stew with pumpkin cornbread muffins.

  15. Stephanie Phelps says:

    My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin pie and chicken and dumplings!

  16. My favorite fall recipe is sweet potato and black bean chili.

  17. Two of my favorite fall dishes, well I could eat them year round:) is a sweet potato casserole and soups like a red lentil coconut soup.

  18. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like making apple pie in the fall.