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How To Prepare Whole Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker | A Reinvented Mom
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How To Prepare Whole Butternut Squash In The Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash - no cutting, no peeling. This is quite possibly one of the easiest recipes you will ever prepare.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easiest way to cook butternut squash, how to cook squash in a slow cooker, how to cook whole butternut squash
Servings: 8
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Lori @ AReinventedMom.com


  • 1 whole butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp butter optional
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg optional


  • Select a squash that will fit in your slow cooker (this is really important!).
  • Wash the squash. Wrap in a double layer of foil and place in slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-7 hours. Actual time will vary based on the size of your squash and performance of your slow cooker. 
  • Test for doneness by inserting a sharp knife into the foil-wrapped squash. The knife should enter the squash without any resistance.
  • Be very careful removing the squash from the slow cooker - it's hot & unstable. Place on cutting board, unwrap and discard foil.
  • Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds & discard. Scrape out the squash with a spoon.
  • Serving suggestion:  serve with a little butter and nutmeg for an easy side dish.
  • Store cooked squash in a covered container in the refrigerator.


  • You can cook the squash without wrapping in foil. I prefer to wrap in foil because it's much easier to remove the cooked squash if it's wrapped.
  • Use the cooked squash in your favorite recipes. I like to eat it with a little butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice.
  • All nutritional information is intended for informational purposes only and should be used only as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 12kcal | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 12mg | Vitamin A: 60IU