How to Break Down a Butternut Squash

Food Network Magazine shows you how to break down a butternut squash.

Step 1

Cut off both ends and scoop the seeds out of the opening in the wide end with a spoon.

Step 2

Wearing an apron, hold the squash against your chest and remove the skin with a peeler, working toward you.

Step 3

Cut the squash where the body becomes bulbous; halve each section lengthwise and dice.