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how to peel butternut squash

How To Peel Butternut Squash

  • Author: Jasmine Mattey
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 medium-sized squash (about 3lbs) yields 4½ cups uncooked 1-inch cubes 1x


Learn how to peel a butternut squash in a simple, fast, and efficient way.


  • 1 Clean Butternut Squash


  1. Place a cleaned and dried butternut squash on a stabilized cutting board.
  2. Slice off ¼ inch from each end of the squash.
  3. Drag a vegetable peeler from the top of the squash to the bottom, removing the peel.
  4. Continue removing ribbons of peel from the entirety of the squash. 
  5. Then, split the squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds from the cavity inside the bulbous end.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Cuisine: Any

Keywords: how to remove the skin from butternut squash, how to peel squash