Microwave Butternut Squash

  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cooked squash 1x


One of the quickest ways to cook butternut squash is in the microwave. It makes cutting, peeling and dicing the raw squash a thing of the past.


  • 1  (3-lb.) butternut squash, washed and patted dry


  1. Using a sharp paring knife, make several slits around the squash. This will allow steam to escape.
  2. Place the squash on a microwave-safe dish and place in the microwave.
  3. Microwave on high for 10 – 12 minutes.
  4. Remove the squash carefully and allow to cool enough to handle.
  5. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds and scoop the flesh from the skin.
  6. Alternatively, remove the skin from the flesh with a vegetable peeler or paring knife, cut in half lengthwise and dice.