How to Cook Butternut Squash in the Oven Whole

Learn How to Cook Butternut Squash Whole with only 5 minutes prep and never worry about peeling and cutting it again! This frustration free technique results in tender squash perfect as a side dish and in your favorite fall recipes.


 Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a lipped baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat mat. – Place squash on the pan and poke 5-6 times with a sharp knife.


Roast 60-80 minutes. Time will be dependent on the size of your squash. It is done cooking when a knife easily pierces the skin. Remove squash from oven and let it cool for 20 minutes until it's safe to handle.


 Transfer to a cutting board and carefully slice in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy parts. Discard.


 Remove the peel and use remaining squash flesh as desired.



Store either scooped out, as whole, or in halves in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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