How To Peel Butternut Squash

I could eat Butternut Squash everyday. Who’s with me? The comforting, earthy nut and sweet flavor makes this ingredient a must order when on the menu. However, it’s a SOB to peel or cut for dishes like butternut squash fries, soup or simply roasted. The easy solution is to purchase pre-cut butternut squash, but I promise, the flavor is not the same (but I understand needing to head to Trader Joe’s in a crunch!).  Luckily, I came across a time and stress savor from my hostess mom – and, surprise! – it uses the microwave.


1 butternut squash

Prep Time: 30 seconds, Cook Time: 2 mins and 50 seconds


  1. Poke holes with a fork every two inches around the entire butternut squash.
  2. Place the butternut squash on a plate and microwave for 2 mins and 50 secs (can put in longer if needed).
  3. Let butternut sit for a minute.
  4. You’re ready to peel! From there, cut in half, scoop seeds out and cut as desired. You’ll see that the skin peels right off with ease.




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