How to Prepare Winter Squash for Cooking

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How to Prepare Winter Squash for Cooking


Choose your favorite from many types of winter squash

  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Acorn Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  1. Wash your hands with soap and hot water.
  2. You need:
    • Cutting board
    • Large sharp chef knife
  3. Cut a thin piece off bottom or side of squash to keep squash from rolling.
  4. If recipe says to peel squash, peel it in thin strips with knife.
  5. Cut squash in half. Be careful to keep knife from slipping and cutting your hand.
  6. Use spoon to take out seeds. Discard seeds.
Woman cutting winter squash on a cutting board.