The Best Way To Peel and Cut Butternut Squash 

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We know you hate having to peel and cut butternut squash, but with this amazing trick, you have no excuse for buying it prepackaged. Get the recipe on Tasting Table.

The Super-Simple Trick to Peeling Butternut Squash

Never fear peeling butternut squash again with this seriously easy hack
We might be in the thick of squash season, but that doesn’t mean you should struggle with those, er, thick skins anymore. We’ve got an amazing trick that makes peeling butternut squash so much easier.

Stick the squash in the microwave to soften the skin before peeling.

Just a few minutes in the microwave means you don’t have to worry about chopping off a finger when you’re hacking at that rock-hard exterior. Watch the video above for a full demonstration of the following steps.

Prick the skin of the squash all over with a fork.

Slice off both ends of the squash.

Microwave the squash for about 3½ minutes. This softens the skin considerably.

Let the squash cool enough to handle, or use a towel to hold it, and simply peel away the skin…

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