Fall Squash~Cheat

by adustyframe ~ October 21st, 2009

wfmwbannerkristenHere’s my works for me today!

I enjoy fall squash, but they are a pain to cut in 1/2 and bake. So, I just cheat.

Here’s what I do.

1. Wash the outside of the squash with a tiny drop of dish soap. I just put it on my hand and run my hands over the outside and rinse.

2. Poke holes in the squash with a fork.

3. Place in a baking dish with a couple inches of water.

4. Put in oven at 350 or whatever you think is best.

5. Bake.

6. When squash is soft, remove from oven. Let cool slightly.

7. Cut in 1/2 very easily now and scoop out strings and seeds.

8. Scoop out flesh and serve.



7 Thoughts Shared to Fall Squash~Cheat

  1. Robin in New Jersey

    I do the same thing, but I put it in the microwave!

  2. Jenny

    ooh, great idea! Now I “have” to go get a squash.

  3. Pam

    Or….cut in half….take out seeds….fill hole with sausage, onions,finely chopped carrots. In the last 5 minutes of the baking process sprinkle with a little cinnamon and brown sugar.
    Pam, South Bend

  4. amy

    About how long does it take for a whole squash to cook that way? I have TWO sitting on my counter waiting for me to bake!

  5. Melissa

    can’t wait to try this, since even with my best kitchen knife it’s a struggle to cut one in half! i saw a chef in a kitchen peeling one with a really good vegetable peeler, and so i tried that- it worked ok, but was still quite a task.

  6. Miss Rachel

    I don’t know if you saw, but I tweeted this link today. I’ve never had this kind of squash but it sounds good. 🙂

  7. Liz

    Thanks, great tip,I will try this! 🙂

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