Winter Squash – How to Cook

Winter Squash can be roasted, sautéed, puréed, or mashed. Use it in soups, casseroles, salads, breads, muffins, and more.

General Winter Squash Preparation

  • Wash and scrub well under clean water.
  • Use a vegetable peeler if the recipe calls for peeled squash.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut winter squash due to the tough outer skin. Cut in halves or quarter.
  • Use a large spoon to scrape the seeds out.

Microwave Winter Squash

  • Place halves or quarters, cut side down, in a shallow dish
  • Add ¼ cup water. Cover tightly then, cut a small slit to vent steam. 
  • Microwave on high for 6 minutes per pound.

2 pound squash = about 3 cups cooked flesh

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