Trouble slicing into the tough rind of a squash? Learn how to cut a squash easily with One Quick Tip using the microwave that makes cutting, peeling and coring squash a breeze!
I’ve confessed to you that when it comes to cooking with squashes, I often turn to roasting them, lest I risk slicing off a finger (I’ve come close!), even when my knives are in tip-top shape. But while my mother in law was in town this week, she clued me in to a genius tip so I no longer have to wrestle my squashes into submission.
The microwave, I have learned, is my friend in softening that tough rind just enough to make cutting, peeling and even coring a squash much easier! Depending on the size and toughness of your squash, a minute or two (or three) is all it takes. I’ve learned that some like to give the squash rind a few pricks of the fork, but I found that for a small acorn squash, a mere minute with no extra fussing works wonders.
This one quick tip makes it easier to guide my knife through the squash, and if I need to peel it, a peeler glides with ease. And even scraping out the seeds is super simple!
I hope this comes in handy! Do you have a method for cutting a squash easily?
Ready to try it? Squash recipes to try:
Stuffed Butternut Squash with Farro, Chickpeas and Kale
Skillet Pesto Flatbread with Goat Cheese, Artichokes and Roasted Butternut Squash
Roasted Butternut Squash Winter Salad with Kale, Farro and Cranberry Dressing
Butternut Squash Creamed Corn
Harissa-style Roast Chicken with Butternut Squash and Potatoes
Curried Roasted Butternut Squash Soup