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Bowl of cubed and cut butternut squash.
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How To Peel And Cut Butternut Squash (Easily)

Butternut squash is delicious and versatile. Here's the easiest way to peel and cut butternut squash safely. And don't forget to watch the video above for a step by step tutorial!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butternut squash, How to cut butternut squash, How to peel and cut butternut squash, How to peel butternut squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337.5kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 butternut squash


  • Lay the butternut squash on its side and cut both ends off. Cut about 1/4-1/2 inch off the top and bottom of the squash.
  • Cut the bulb end off the squash, which will leave you with 2 pieces.
  • Using a Y peeler, peel off the skin.
  • Turn each piece upright sitting on its flat side. Cut each piece lengthwise and scoop out the seeds using a spoon. You can discard these or save them for roasting.
  • Lay each piece on it's flat cut side and slice into strips of your desired thickness.
  • Place a couple of strips on top of each other, then slice and dice into cubes.



Calories: 337.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 87.68g | Protein: 7.5g | Fat: 0.75g | Saturated Fat: 0.16g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 2640mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 16.5g | Vitamin A: 79725IU | Vitamin C: 157.5mg | Calcium: 360mg | Iron: 5.25mg