Acorn squash, spaghetti squash, and butternut squash are just a sampling of varieties of winter squash. Learn how to prepare squash in a few simple steps.
Winter squash have hard, thick skins, seeds in the middle, and dense, firm flesh that ranges from pale yellow to deep orange. They also require longer cooking times than other vegetables. Well-known varieties of winter squash include acorn, buttercup, butternut, Hubbard, spaghetti, and turban. Winter squash are good sources of vitamins A and C, as well as riboflavin and iron.
Step 1: Remove stem end
Using a large, sturdy knife, cut off about 1 inch from the stem end of the squash.
Baking is the simplest way to cook squash because it doesn¿t require peeling the squash first.
Spaghetti squash differs from other varieties of winter squash because it possesses a mild, less-sweet flavor and very fibrous flesh that, when removed, looks like spaghetti.
-Wanna know how to cook squash? It's easy with our simple step by step instructions. First, turn your squash on its side and cut off the stem end and the wide end. You wanna be sure to use a large sharpen chef's knife. In this case, a small knife just won't cut it, unintended. Next, turn your squash with its flat wide side down on your countertop and cut in half lengthwise. You can place a dish cloth on the top of your knife so it doesn't dig in to your hands when cutting. Now, scoop out the seed and middle portion of each half with a spoon. Next, brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place cut side down in a shallow baking pan and cook it 345 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until easily pierce with a knife. That's it. You've conquer the cutting and cooking of squash and you're ready to serve this beautiful autumn vegetable.