How to Prepare Winter Squash


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Serving Size:


  • 1 winter squash (acorn, butternut, hubbard, or spaghetti)


  1. Wash squash under running water. Dry with a clean towel.
  2. Pierce the squash several times with a sharp knife. Place on a microwave safe plate or dish.
  3. Microwave the squash on high for 6-8 minutes. Allow it to cool enough to be touched.
  4. Cut off the top inch of the squash (including the stem).
  5. Cut the squash in half. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon.
  6. Place the two halves face down on the microwave safe plate or dish with 1/2 cup of water. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Check if the squash can be easily scooped with a spoon. If not, cook another 3-5 minutes or until the flesh is the texture of a cooked potato. Set aside to cool.
  7. Once the squash is cool enough to touch, dice the squash with a knife without cutting through the skin. Scoop out the diced pieces or scoop out the flesh and mash with a fork.

Nutrition Facts

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* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.