How to Cook Butternut Squash—the Easy Way
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How to Cook Butternut Squash—the Easy Way. The instructions are very simple and it only took a few minutes to prepare before we cooked it (over an hour). Cooking the butternut squash as we did makes it very soft and moist.
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • Butternut Squash
  • Salted Butter or a variety of toppings
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut Butternut Squash in half length wise.
  2. Core out the seeds well.
  3. Place both sides face down onto a cookie sheet.
  4. Fill the cookie sheet with water (1/2-1 inch) or until mostly full.
  5. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a fork inserted into the squash (rind side). Goes in very easily and the squash feels soft.
  6. Allow to cool. Top with any of the following: salted butter (my favorite variety is found here), pepper, salt, ranch seasoning, ranch dressing, garlic salt, cayenne pepper, rosemary, curry powder, or paprika. Or try a sweeter dish and top the Butternut Squash with any of the following: butter and maple syrup, marshmallows, cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or brown sugar.
  7. Refrigerate left overs for up to a week.
Recipe by Live Like You Are Rich at