How to Cut Acorn Squash

How to Cut Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash Breakfast PinThis is How to Cut Acorn Squash the easiest way so they stand up for preparing, cooking and eating without falling over. All you’ll need is a sharp knife and a cutting board.

If you’ve ever cooked an acorn squash like our Baked Acorn Squash Breakfast, you’re familiar with the challenge of preparing and eating it. They’re hard to cut and they fall over, spilling your stuffing all over your plate.

Thanks to Amelia’s guidance, I figured out the easiest way to cut an acorn squash with the least amount of effort.

Save the seeds and use our Roasted Squash Seeds recipe to make a delicious snack or salad topping.

How to Cut Acorn Squash Cooking Video



Step 1: Get Prepared

Get a sharp knife and place your acorn squash on a cutting board.

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Step 2: Cut Off the Stem of the Acorn Squash

The first step is to cut off the stem to form a flat base so the squash stands up for the remaining cuts.

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Step 3: Cut Off One Side of the Acorn Squash

Stand the acorn squash up on the flat base you created in Step 2. Then cut a small section off of one side.

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Step 4: Cut Off the Other Side of the Acorn Squash

Now cut off a small section from the opposite side from your previous cut.

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Step 5: Cut the Acorn Squash in Half

The final step is to cut the acorn squash in half down the middle between your previous two slices.

How to Cut Acorn Squash

And that’s all it takes to perfectly cut your acorn squash so it stands up during preparation, cooking and eating.

P.S. You still need to scoop out the innards 😉