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A potato peeler that is peeling the skin off of a large butternut winter squash.
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How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash

Learn How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash quickly and easily by following a few simple steps.  After peeling and cutting butternut squash you can use it in healthy soup recipes, roast it in the oven, or even add it to your favorite salad for a gluten-free, vegetarian, whole30, Paleo, and vegan dish.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 85 kcal
Author London


  • 1 large butternut squash about 2 ½ - 3 pounds


  1. Trim both ends off of the butternut squash.
  2. Poke holes all over the squash with a large fork.
  3. Microwave squash for 2-3 minutes on high power, or until squash is tender.
  4. Let squash cool until you can comfortably touch it and then peel butternut squash with a potato peeler.
  5. Cut the squash down the middle where the slim part meets the larger part. In the larger part cut a circle in the middle to reveal the seeds.
  6. Scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and discard.
  7. Cube butternut squash or cut it into strips for fries. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
How to Peel and Cut Butternut Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 20090IU402%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.