Easy Tip For Cutting and Peeling Winter Squash

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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

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  1. How can you make it easier if you dont have a microwave?..I really want to try the air fryer butter nut squash

  2. The cutting and peeling instructions are what I have done with spaghetti squash . It works quite well. I haven’t bought butternut squash for a long time because it is so hard to cut and I never considered using the microwave method. Thanks for the reminder.

  3. Don’t faint but I don’t have a microwave….any other suggestions?

  4. Very helpful ♥️