How to prepare a butternut squash

Discover the easiest and most efficient way of peeling and preparing a butternut squash.

Points to remember

  • Hold the squash steady on your chopping board and use a sharp knife to trim off the top and bottom.
  • Next split the squash in half at the point where the long “neck” section meets the round base section.
  • If you want to remove the skin you can either use a Y shaped or swivel blade vegetable peeler or a knife.
  • Once the skin has been removed cut the base section in half to expose the seeds and scoop them out using a spoon.
  • You can now slice the prepared butternut squash into wedges, chunks or small cubes, depending on your recipe.