In this quick visual guide you’ll learn How to Cut Butternut Squash into cubes or slices, for use in recipes like Roasted Butternut Squash, Butternut Squash Soup, salads, and more!

Cubes of Roasted Butternut Squash on Parchment

It may seem hard to cut a butternut squash into even pieces since the shapes can vary so much, but once you learn this method, you’ll get perfectly even pieces every time.

How to Cut Butternut Squash:

Start by trimming the top and bottom off the butternut squash:

How to Cut Butternut Squash - starting With Slicing Off the End

Next use a sharp peeler to remove the skin:

Peeling Butternut Squash

You may find it’s more difficult to remove autumn squash peels than most vegetables, so a super sharp peeler is nice here.

I use this one (affiliate), which is not the cheapest peeler, but it’s wonderfully sharp.

Next cut the bulbous bottom of the squash from the longer neck portion:

Cutting Butternut Squash - Right at the Bulb about 1/3 of the way up

Remove the seeds from the squash. I find a melon baller (affiliate) easier to use than a spoon:

Scooping Out the Seeds from the Bulb

Lay the squash half on its flat side, and cut into even slices:

Slicing the Butternut Squash Downward

For the half ring portions, I cut on an angle for even pieces:

Cutting a Butternut Squash into Cubes with Knife

For the flatter bottom and top piece, I cut that in half, then cut those two pieces into cubes:

Cutting Butternut Squash Into Long Pieces

To cut the upper part of the squash, I lay it on the flat bottom, and cut straight down in 1″ increments:

Cutting Peeled Butternut Squash Downward to Make Big Slices

Cut a grid into each slice to get perfect cubes:

How to Cube Butternut Squash - Shown on Cutting Board

The cubes are now ready to be used for Roasted Butternut Squash, or any other recipe calling for cubes.

Adding Oil and Seasoning to Cubed Squash in Bowl

I also use them in my Butternut Squash Soup. Enjoy!