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How to Cut and Prep Squash

Just a simple ‘how to’ tutorial on how to cut and prep squash for roasting or cooking.

Cut and prepped squash in a glass bowl next to a knife. Squash is abundant in fall and can be used in lots of recipes. You can roast it with some meat for a full meal, or roast it alone to add to your salads for lunch. 

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How to Cut and Prep Squash

How to cut and prep Squash - by @Letthebakingbgn
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Simple how to tutorial on how to cut and prep squash for roasting and cooking.

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut and prep squash
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 squash


  • Butternut Squash
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable Peeler
  • Spoon
  • Large Knife
  • Container to dispose of the seeds and peel


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the squash, then cut off the stem.
  2. Using a large knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise by placing the knife on top of the squash then rocking it back and forth while applying pressure on both the handle of the knife and the tip, until you get to the bottom.
  3. Using a spoon scrape out and remove the seeds from both halves of the squash.
  4. Now turn the squash cut side down and trim the other end of the squash.
  5. Cut each half right above the empty cavities.
  6. Cut the quarter with the cavity in 4 pieces lengthwise, then cut each piece in two again.
  7. Cut the solid quarter of the squash into 4 half rings, then cut each half ring into 4 or 5 wedges.

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Marina | Let the Baking Begin

Welcome to Let the Baking Begin! I'm Marina and my love and passion for eating only the most delicious foods drive me to share that love here on Let the Baking Begin (since 2009). With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, you know the recipes are tested and retested until perfect. I'm so happy to have you here. Enjoy! Read more...

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