How to Cut and Prep Squash

Acorn Squash with Apple Cranberry Stuffing & Walnut-Oat Crumble by @Letthebakingbgn

How to Cut and Prep Squash

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Serves: 1 squash


  • Butternut Squash
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Spoon
  • Large Knife
  • Container to dispose of the seeds and peel


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the squash, then cut off the stem.
  2. Using a large knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise by placing the knife on top of the squash then rocking it back and forth while applying pressure on both the handle of the knife and the tip, until you get to the bottom.
  3. Using a spoon scrape out and remove the seeds from both halves of the squash.
  4. Now turn the squash cut side down and trim the other end of the squash.
  5. Cut each half right above the empty cavities.
  6. Cut the quarter with the cavity in 4 pieces lengthwise, then cut each piece in two again.
  7. Cut the solid quarter of the squash into 4 half rings, then cut each half ring into 4 or 5 wedges.

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