How to Prep a Butternut Squash

IMG_3711Whenever I tell my vegan story (which is really my learning how to cook story), I always mention the fact that I never even bought a butternut squash because it looked so intimidating. But I got over my fear and here is a quick tutorial on how to prep one.

Slice the butternut squash in half from top to bottom.

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Scoop out the seeds and membranes.

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Cut off the very top and very bottom. Remove the skin with a vegetable peeler.

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Cut into small cubes and place in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes until it is soft and easily pierced with a fork. Drain the water.

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Use in cube form or use a potato masher to purée the squash.

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