How to Peel and Prep a Butternut Squash, Accident-Free

Susannah Chen

I've always loved butternut squash. It's slightly sweet, so versatile, and so, so delicious. It can be enjoyed in both sweet and savory dishes, and it's especially popular in the fall. But despite how beloved it is, a lot of people (like myself) are afraid of peeling and cutting one up. Much like a pumpkin, butternut squash can be tricky (and difficult) to work with. The knife can slip or get stuck mid-cut, which is never fun when prepping a meal. But since it'd be a bummer to miss out on this fall vegetable at home, I thought I'd help you out with instructions on how to prep it yourself (trust me, if I can do, anyone can!). Here's a step-by-step lesson so you can do it yourself and save money on those precut packages at the store.

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