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If you’re just starting out in the kitchen or have never tackled a butternut squash before, it can feel intimidating to figure out where to begin.  Here are 10 easy steps to walk you through the process of peeling and cubing a butternut squash:

Step 1: Using a very sharp knife, remove both ends of the squash.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 2: Starting from the center midline of the squash, peel outwards towards one end.  Keep rotating around the squash until that entire half of the squash is peeled.  

How to peel butternut squash

Step 3: Turn squash around and repeat on the remaining half that still has a peel on it.  

How to peel butternut squash

Step 4: Slice squash in half right through the midline.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 5: Take the more rounded half of the squash, turn it on its end, and slice it in half right down the middle.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 6: Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and pulp.  You can either save the seeds – rinse them and roast them in the oven – or discard them, preferably in the compost.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 7: Turn each half of the rounded end of the squash over so that it rests flat on the cutting board.  Cut into 1-inch slices.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 8: Cut each of the slices into 1-inch cubes.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 9: Turn the remaining half of the squash on its end.  Very carefully, slice down the length of the squash to create 1-inch thick slices.

How to peel butternut squash

Step 10: Cut each of these slices into 1-inch strips and then cut each strip into 1-inch cubes.

How to peel butternut squash

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  1. Now the cubes can be combined with all sorts of dishes. This is a nice way to make one of my favorite foods more enjoyable than just cutting it in half and baking!

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