How to Cut Butternut Squash

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!

How to Cut Butternut Squash

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 a Butternut Squash

Next use a sharp peeler to remove the skin:

How to Peel 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

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

How to Prepare Butternut Squash

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

How to Cut Up Butternut Squash

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

Cutting a Butternut Squash

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

How to Cook Butternut Squash Cubes

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

Easy Way to Cut Butternut Squash

Cut a grid into each slice to get perfect cubes:

How to Cube Butternut Squash

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

Best way to cut butternut squash

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