butternut squash cubes
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How to Cut Butternut Squash

Learn how to peel and cut butternut squash with these easy tips and tricks. Ditch the pricey pre-cut squash and make perfectly cubed butternut squash in no time! 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut butternut squash
Servings: 6
Author: Jamielyn Nye



  • 1 large butternut squash


  • Before you begin cutting, pierce the squash several times with a knife or fork. Then place the whole squash in the microwave and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave and peel with a potato peeler until all skin is removed.
  • Next, slice the 2 ends off of the squash using a sharp knife. Remove the seeds with a spoon and wash the squash.
  • Then slice the squash in half vertically down the middle. Then cut in half again. Working one section at a time, slice each of the pieces in horizontal lines. Then slice into about 1″ cubes.