Easy Tip For Cutting and Peeling Winter Squash

Easy Tip For Cutting and Peeling Winter Squash

If you love roasting winter squash like Butternut, Delicata, etc but dread peeling and cutting it (or fear losing a finger), I just learned a great tip today that I thought was worth sharing.

Yesterday I posted a recipe for roasted winter squash, and someone left a comment with this wonderful tip (THANK YOU!), so naturally the first thing I did this morning was grab my squash and test it out. Worked like a charm! Here’s how easy it is to do…


Step One: 

Pierce the skin of the squash with a fork or knife all over.

Step Two: 

Microwave the squash anywhere from 2 to 4 minutes, or longer if needed depending on the size.

Step Three:

Let it cool, them start peeling and cutting! The microwave softens and loosens the skin, making it fall off more easily. 

Easy Tip For Cutting and Peeling Winter Squash