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How I: Cut a Butternut Squash

Saturday morning I got motivated to cut up a butternut squash I had picked up at the store earlier in the week. I LOVE butternut squash…it’s sweet and savory – and it just reminds me of fall! They can be a pain to cut up though,so I thought I’d share how I found works best for me!

Step 1. Wash your squash thoroughly! The knife you use could pick up some nasty germs from the skin which you then spread to the cut surface of the “meat”…not good!

Step 2. Find a good, sharp knife to cut the squash right above the bulge (where the seeds are) at the bottom. Essentially, cut off the long part at the top!

Step 3. Using your knife (or a sharp veggie peeler!), carefully slice the skin off of the flesh. Clean the inside of the bulgey part the same way you would a pumpkin. (You can also bake the seeds!) 20130909-174820.jpg
Step 4. Slice the flesh into 3/4-1 inch slices. 20130909-174852.jpg
Step 4. Cut the slices into 3/4-1 inch pieces/cubes for baking. 20130909-174921.jpg
Step 5. Toss the cubes in olive oil, salt, pepper, and any other desired spices.
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Step 6. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping the squash halfway through (if you remember;-) ) 20130909-175015.jpg
Enjoy warm with your favorite meal…or do like we did and eat the whole pan for lunch!

What is your favorite fall food?

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