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How to Cut Butternut Squash

Besides pumpkins and apples, nothing says fall more than butternut squash! Butternut squash recipes are found on kitchen tables between now and the end of November. But do you know how to cut butternut squash? There is a correct way to do it!

steps to cut butternut squash

Benefits of Butternut Squash

Before I show you how to cut butternut squash, let’s talk about the health benefits of this fall harvested vegetable. Butternut squash is a great source of fiber, potassium and is said to be good for weight loss (only 83 calories per cut). This winter squash is also said to be good for digestion, blood pressure and good for healthy skin and hair.

steps to cut butternut squash

How to cut Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is really easy to cut up. And once you have mastered this skill, there are many wonderful ways to good this winter veggie including roasting it, pureeing it for soup or pasta or even putting it in bread or muffins.

Steps for cutting:

  1. Start by cutting both ends off the squash
  2. Cut the squash in half
  3. Then cut each half in half again
  4. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out the seeds and inner flesh (it looks a lot like a pumpkin)
  5. Next, you will cut off the rind or skin
  6. Finally, you are free to cut the butternut squash into cubes

Cut the squash in half

Then cut each half in half again

Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out the seeds and inner flesh

Cut off the rind and skin

Cut the squash into cubes

Notes

  • If the squash feels hollow or light, it’s likely gone bad. You want your butternut squash to be soft and moist inside.
  • Butternut squash is filled with fiber but it also has a lot of carbs. Too many for Keto diets.
  • And in case you are wondering, butternut squash is in the gourd family. Its cousins include pumpkins, melons, and cucumbers.

Recipes with Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Glazed Vegetables with squash

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