Many people have asked us how to prepare acorn, buttercup, butternut, or spaghetti squash. Here is a simple way to prepare them.
Author: Paulus Family
- Cut squash in half or into serving pieces; remove seeds and fibers. (OR: use a fork to poke holes in the squash like you would a potato and bake before cutting to make it much easier to cut.)
- To bake: place squash in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Sprinkle cut sides with salt and pepper; dot with margarine. Pour water into dish to ¼ inch depth. Cover and bake until tender in 400 degree oven 30-40 minutes.
- To boil: Heat 1 inch salted water (1/2 t salt to 1 c water) to boiling. Add squash. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Boil until tender, 15-20 minutes; drain.