Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash – No Cutting, No Peeling

If you dislike cutting and peeling squash as much as I do, my post today is just for you.  Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash – No Cutting, No Peeling eliminates all the hassle of prepping squash, making the prep time just 5 minutes.  Yes, just 5 minutes!  No more excuses for not eating your squash.

Butternut squash tends to show up fairly regularly in my co-op baskets over the winter months.  And I’m perfectly fine with that because I love squash.  This easy preparation will win you over, too.

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First, you will need to select a squash that will fit in your slow cooker (this is really important!).  Be sure to wash the squash (yea, I just did that) before wrapping it in a double layer of foil.

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Place the squash in your slow cooker.  Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours (depending on your squash size).  That’s it, easy peasy!

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Be very careful removing the squash from the slow cooker because it’s hot and unstable.

Remove the seeds and discard.  Scrape out the flesh.  It’s now ready to use in your favorite recipe.  I like to eat mine with a little bit of honey and a sprinkle of nutmeg – yum!

Note:  I’ve been cooking my squash this way for a few years, but I’m not sure of the origin of this recipe/idea.

Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash (No Cutting or Peeling)
 
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Easy Slow Cooker Butternut Squash (No Cutting or Peeling)
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Ingredients
  • 1 Butternut squash
Instructions
  1. Select a squash that will fit in your slow cooker (this is really important!). Wash the squash and wrap in a double layer of foil. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours (depending on your squash size).
  3. Be very careful removing the squash from the slow cooker because it's hot and unstable.
  4. Remove the seeds and discard. Scrape out the flesh. It's now ready to use in your favorite recipe. I like to eat mine with a little bit of honey and a sprinkle of nutmeg - yum!

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Comments

  1. I avoid buying whole butternut squash because I fear I’ll lose a finger trying to cut it. I wind up spending extra $ on the small bags of precut. Thanks so much for this post – looks like the rest of winter will be filled with yummy squash!

  2. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    Thank you for submitting to Motivation Monday!

  3. No need to even wrap it in foil. Just throw it in the crockpot. I cook winter squash like this all the time.

  4. Hi Lori!

    Stopping by from the Sunday Blog Hop. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I had no idea you could make a butternut squash dish without cutting. This looks so easy I’d be silly not to try it.

    I hope to see you again next Sunday!

    P.S. I just tried to read your “About” page and it’s coming up as an error. Just wanted to let you know 🙂

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