How to Break Down Butternut and Kabocha Squash
Make Food Network Magazine's Squash Gratin in a few easy steps.
Learn how to break down and peel squash for this easy weekend recipe.
Get the Recipe: Squash Gratin
For Butternut Squash
Cut about 1 inch off the bottom end with a chef's knife. Scoop out the seeds.
Hold the squash against your body and remove the skin with a vegetable peeler; chop.
For Kabocha Squash
Quarter the squash with a chef's knife, then scoop out the seeds.
Put each quarter flat-side down and cut off the skin with a paring knife; chop the squash.