How to Cook Butternut Squash

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If you’re tired of peas and green beans, give butternut squash a place at your table.

Step 1: Wash and peel squash
Wash and peel your butternut squash with a vegetable peeler. Remove any seeds.

Your squash should have a matte skin. If it’s glossy it was picked too early.

Step 2: Cube squash
Cube your squash, cutting squares about ¾ of an inch big.

Step 3: Sautee squash
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add the squash and saute it, stirring occasionally until it’s browned, for about 15 minutes.

The sauteed squash should be tender enough to pierce with a fork.

Step 4: Add remaining ingredients and caramelize
Add the chicken broth, water, and brown sugar. Cook until the liquid is gone and the squash is caramelized, for about 6 minutes.

Step 5: Salt and pepper
Remove your squash from the heat and add salt and pepper. Not only is this side dish tasty, it’s got lots of nutrients for a healthy you.

Did You Know?
Summer squash has a soft edible shell or skin and winter squash has a hard shell or skin.

13 Replies to “How to Cook Butternut Squash”

  1. Oh my goodness..I'm in love. I used honey instead of brown sugar and I think I might have had a food-gasm for a minute 😉 Will be making this again!

  2. i love buttternut sqaush, it makes a bitching pie, less bitter then pumpkin pies can be. plus i like the seeds better then pumpkin seeds they're plumper and have less shell

  3. yuck butter butter butter. "plenty of healthy nutrients" my arse, and the rest!its full of fat!

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