Slice off the stem and bottom ends of the squash, so that both ends are flat. Slice the squash in half, just where the thinner end begins to widen around the middle. Turn each half so that a flat end rests against the cutting board. Use a sharp serrated peeler or paring knife to peel off the skin in downward strokes.
In this way, how do you cook a butternut squash?
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Place squash, cut sides down, in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour water into dish around squash halves.
- Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the skin with a fork; it should be very easy to remove.
How do you bake a whole butternut squash?
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash outside of the butternut squash. Place whole squash onto an ungreased baking sheet, and prick in a few places with a sharp knife. Bake, uncovered, approximately 60 to 90 minutes or until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Remove from oven.