Squash is tasty and full of nutrients but can be tough to cut, and tricky to clean. We have an easy and safe technique to keep your kitchen prep simple:
Start by making several large slits through the skin with the tip of a sharp knife. Microwave the squash on high for approximately 3-5 minutes to soften the skin. Remove squash from the microwave and let it rest for 1 to 2 min, or until it’s cool enough to handle. If your recipe calls for peeled squash, remove the skin with a peeler or knife, then slice the squash in half lengthwise and discard the seeds. If leaving the peel on, cut into wedges or chunks.
Watch Irene demonstrate this kitchen tip for cutting and peeling butternut squash:
Enjoy squash roasted, fried or puréed in these recipes: