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:
Next use a sharp peeler to remove the skin:
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:
Remove the seeds from the squash. I find a melon baller (affiliate) easier to use than a spoon:
Lay the squash half on its flat side, and cut into even slices:
For the half ring portions, I cut on an angle for even pieces:
For the flatter bottom and top piece, I cut that in half, then cut those two pieces into cubes:
To cut the upper part of the squash, I lay it on the flat bottom, and cut straight down in 1″ increments:
Cut a grid into each slice to get perfect cubes:
The cubes are now ready to be used for Roasted Butternut Squash, or any other recipe calling for cubes.
I also use them in my Butternut Squash Soup. Enjoy!