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How to Cut Butternut Squash

How to Cut Butternut Squash

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 4 to 5 cups 1x


Wondering how to cut butternut squash? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to peel and cut up butternut squash.


  • 1 butternut squash


  1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut off the top of the butternut squash.
  2. Cut off the neck of the butternut squash, right where the neck meets the base.
  3. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin of the neck and the base.
  4. Slice the base in half, and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
  5. Cut a flat edge on the side of the neck, to use as a base.
  6. Cut the neck into roughly 1/4″ slices.
  7. Cut the slices into strips, then turn the strips and chop them crosswise to create cubes.
  8. Slice off the end of the base and slice it into roughly 1/4″ slices. Then chop the slices crosswise to create cubes.
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

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