How to Cook Butternut Squash Whole Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Butternut squash is super-easy to cook if you know this simple technique.


  • 1 whole butternut squash


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 13″x 11″ pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Put the squash in the pan. Poke it in 5-6 places with a sharp knife.
  3. Roast until a knife or skewer goes in easily, 60-80 minutes. It will be a mottled brown and a bit shriveled on the outside.
  4. Cut it in half lengthwise.
  5. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and stringy flesh surrounding them. Discard.
  6. Peel off the peel and then use the remaining flesh.