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How to Cut Delicata Squash

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: How-To
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: American


How to Cut Delicata Squash – an easy, step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to cut a delicata squash


  • 12 delicata squash 
  • sharp chef’s knife
  • cutting board


  1. Pick out a ripe delicata squash and place on a cutting board.
  2. Use a large, sharp knife to cut both ends off the squash.
  3. Cut the squash in half, length-wise.
  4. Use a spoon to scoop out all of the seeds and strings from the inside of the squash.
  5. Place half of the squash on the cutting board with the rind side up and cut it into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices moving down the squash.
  6. Complete these steps for all of the squash that you are making.
  7. Enjoy your squash any way you want!