How to peel and cut butternut squash (VIDEO)

Oct 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. ET

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, you'll need to know all the tips you can in the kitchen to ensure your Thanksgiving is smooth sailing.

So practice cutting a butternut squash for dinner tonight. Once you perfect your knife skills and your recipe, you'll be set.


  1. Slice the bottom of the squash.
  2. Use a peeler to remove the skin.
  3. Scoop out the seeds.
  4. Cut into disks.
  5. Dice the disks into cubes.

More butternut squash recipes

Herb-baked butternut squash
Butternut squash soup
Cheesy butternut squash risotto