Healthy How-To: Breaking Down a Butternut Squash

by in Healthy Tips, November 24, 2010
Breaking Down Butternut Squash
How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

It’s winter squash season! Butternut squash is delicious in tons of dishes, from muffins to risotto to soup, but breaking one down can be a little daunting. How do you peel it, seed it and dice it up without it slipping out of your hands? Well, find your sharpest chef’s knife and follow these step-by step instructions.

If you’re making a dish that uses squash puree, it’s a little simpler: Just cut in half longways, scoop out the seeds and roast with a little salt, pepper and olive oil until tender enough to scoop out with spoon, no peeling necessary.

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  5. susan says:

    There were oodles of butternut squash in my friend's garden! What's funny is they were not planted–must have come up from compost added to garden area! LOL. They basically grew themselves; really easy to grow apparently! I cook them in the microwave after washing, cutting in half and scooping seeds. I just think of it like doing baked potatoes; you put them on mic-safe plate (I use casserole dish) and test every five minutes for doneness by sticking with knife. When knife slides in easily, it's done! Usually ten minutes does it! I don't eat the peel but my friend does. Super veggie!!

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