Learn how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker and you might not ever use any other method! Easy and no peeling required!

how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker -- SO EASY. Find out at RachelCooks.com

Did ya know you can make butternut squash in the slow cooker, aka the CrockPot?

No?

Well, you can.

Picture this scenario —

Throw a butternut squash in the slow cooker when you leave for work in the morning (it will literally take 2 minutes or less).  Come home to a cooked squash. Scrape the flesh out, mix with a few simple ingredients and enjoy butternut squash bisque for dinner. Or use it as a healthy side dish.

Either way, it doesn’t involve PEELING THE DANG SQUASH. Which just might be one of my least favorite kitchen tasks. It’s tedious, sticky, and a bit dangerous!

So do you want to know how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker? It’s ridiculously easy.

how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker -- SO EASY. Find out at RachelCooks.com

Here are the steps:

  1. Wash squash. This might not even be necessary if you aren’t type-A and crazy like me, but I’d recommend it. Always wash the outside of your fruits and vegetables, even if you don’t eat the peelings. Because when you cut into something dirty, the dirt goes inside. That’s my two cents. Anywayyyys, off my soapbox and onto step 2.
  2. Wrap in foil.
  3. Put in slow cooker.

That’s it!!!! Once it is done cooking, all you have to do is slice that baby open, remove the seeds, and scoop out the flesh.

how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker -- SO EASY. Find out at RachelCooks.com

Butternut Squash in the Slow Cooker

Learn how to make butternut squash in the slow cooker and you might not ever use any other method! Easy and no peeling required!

Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut squash, washed

Directions:

  1. Wrap squash in aluminum foil and place in the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Unwrap, scoop out seeds and discard. Then scoop out flesh and enjoy!
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Need some recipe ideas? Gotcha covered:

Butternut Squash Mash with Smoked Paprika (just add the smoked paprika & other ingredients to the squash flesh after taking it out of the peel)

Quinoa, Kale and Bacon Stuffed Butternut Squash (skip step one – use the slow cooker cooked butternut squash instead)

Shortcut Squash Soup (sub in this squash for the frozen puree)

-This would be a great way to prep butternut squash for homemade baby food!

Butternut Squash Bread

-Stir some into your kids’ mac & cheese. They’ll never know.