Cutting and Roasting Butternut Squash Tips

Friday, September 11, 2020
One of the easiest ways I ever tried cutting Butternut Squash is by using this method.

Roasted squash is great in soups, salads and so much more as a side dish with any meals!

The whole squash is only around 60 calories to eat and low in calories.

The best part it's so much healthier to roast and easier than cutting in cubes and boiling it!

We have also bought several kinds of squash, prepared it this way, and froze it in the freezer bags mashed or cubed and it stays perfect all winter.

If you love squash, try my copycat recipe for Panera Bread Butternut Squash Soup, Butternut Squash Casseriole or my Butternut Squash Salad.

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this is a butternut squash and sugar pie pumpkin with mint and rosemary


I struggled for years trying to cut large hard squash, then one day it came to me with modern technology how much easier I could but it!

With just a few minutes in the microwave which will soften the thick hard skin, you will be able
to get the job done.

Every squash for me is so hard to cut especially butternut and pumpkins.

You won't need anything else special to make this process super simple other than a regular saw knife.

This was a blessing for me having carpal tunnel and those with arthritis.

this is mashed butternut squash in a bowl

More Recipes To Try:

Panera Bread Copycat Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin Seeds

this is a butternut squash cut in half and seeds scooped out

Other Suggestions:

  1. Cut into cubes after cooling
  2. Put in the food processor after roasting for mashed
  3. Use for making soups
  4. Use for baby food
  5. Butternut squash and others after roasted freeze perfectly for up to 6 months in freezer bags
  6. Use roasted butternut squash in a salad

this is roasted butternut squash in a salad with arugula, blueberry, avocado and cucumbers, tomatoes and much more

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Other Easy Delicious Fall Recipes:

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Latte

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Puree

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If you've stayed away from hard winter squash because of cutting them and seemed to much work, this is going to be a great time saver.

Roasting squash is so delicious, it brings the natural sugar out of it and caramelized into a delicious natural flavor.

Of course, you can eat it plain, with cinnamon sugar or butter but I just love the taste just the way it is and again it's perfect if you have a small child for baby food.

Let me know how you like your squash in the comments.

Cutting and Roasting Butternut Squash Tips

Cutting and Roasting Butternut Squash Tips

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Here is how to cut, roast, and cook butternut squash easily with just a few tips to make this super simple in your kitchen.


  • 1 medium-sized squash: Butternut, Acorn, Spaghetti, Calabaza, Large Zucchini, Yellow or  Sugar Pie Pumpkin
  • Sharp Sawtooth style knife
  • Parchment lined cookie sheet
  • Potholders
  • Options to add to these cooked squash after roasted:
  • Cinnamon Sugar mixture, Butter, salt pepper to taste


  1. Method:
  2. Microwave your desired kind of squash for 6 to 8 minutes depending on the size. 
  3. Remove using potholders, it's very hot!
  4. Cool slightly. 
  5. Using a sharp knife cut in half. 
  6. Remove seeds with a tablespoon.
  7. Place the cut squash with seeds removed using a tablespoon and discarded.  ( If using a sugar pie small, save the pumpkin seeds for roasting them),
  8. Place the halved squash on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. 
  9. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes until soft when pierced with a fork. 
  10. If wanting the squash flavored sprinkle this with cinnamon, sugar, and melted butter after cooked.
  11. After the squash is cooked just scoop into a bowl and prepare however you like or eat it plain or with salt and pepper or the other suggestion above.
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More Squash Recipes:

Zucchini bread regular or chocolate
Zucchini Pizza
Zucchini Rollatini

this is roasted butternut squash in a salad with arugula, blueberry, avocado and cucumbers, tomatoes and much more

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020


  1. Good tips Claudia. Winter squash is one of those things I've tried to love but haven't gotten there. They are okay, but I like other things better such as sweet potatoes.

  2. Sounds like how my parents made squash, but they liked to add a nice spoonful of brown sugar to the mix!


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