How to Easily Peel and Cut Butternut Squash
Whenever I post a new recipe that calls for butternut squash, I invariably get asked by many people how in the world I manage to peel and cube that toughie!
So, even though I’m no specialist when it comes to shooting and editing videos, I recently sort of committed to making a short video on How to Easily Peel and Cut Butternut Squash, or at least show you how I do it.
It’s not that hard, you’ll see.
To tackle this task, you’ll need a few pieces of equipment, namely:
- A large cutting board
- A sharp Chef’s Knife (8″ or 9″ are good options)
- A large, solid spoon (I like to use an ice cream spoon, they’re the best for that task, really)
- A large bowl
- A canine friend (optional)
Then, you’ll need to watch the following video
(hey, don’t laugh alright? I tried my best, I swear!)
And then you’re gonna need a few recipes to use up all that squash you just diced up!
Here are a few to get your started…
9 Comments on “How to Easily Peel and Cut Butternut Squash”
I need to upgrade my knives for sure – You make it look so easy! Thanks so much for the video!
Woo nice job. Pretty impressive. If you do have left overs try spicy cilantro butternut soup.
OMG! How come I never thought of that!!! I cut melons and pineapple basically the same way but it never popped in my head to use the same procedure on squash. I used to struggle terribly with it. Thanks Sonia and have a wonderful Thanksgiving 😀
Oh Sonia you are amazing because I am trying your different recipes and the result of them is mind blowing………Thank you very much for this blog.
You are very welcome! The pleasure is all mine, really! 🙂
For Lent I am giving up starches. I was told a good substitute is butternut squash. This is my first time, so I don’t know. Your video was excellent, so I’m going to do this. I’ll let you know how it turns out. I’m making roasted butternut squash. Wish me luck! TTYL
Thank you, De! If you are going to be roasting your squash, though, I strongly suggest that you cut through the trouble of peeling and dicing and give the following recipe a go: https://thehealthyfoodie.com/oven-roasted-butternut-squash/
What a treat! Squash. My new go to side dish. The peeling and dicing took some time, but it gave me the practice and it was worth learning. Now I have two ideas for the oven roasted. Thank you so much. Now does that spaghetti squash look like spaghetti–hum. Just My Thoughts.
Hello Sonia, I chop as you do to get Large hand-sized pieces, however I peel using a serrated vegetable peeler. The brand I have has a comfortable handle that is for a relaxed grip. It is Kitchenaid brand and the non-serrated brand which is found at my local dollar store is OXO. No problem peeling the butternut squash with these, but I have been told that it is not necessary as the peel is digestable.