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.