Tips for Cooking Winter Squash
Microwave for 3-4 minutes to soften the squash before cutting.
Roasting in the oven brings out the sweetness but if you’re in a hurry, use the microwave to speed things up. Cut it lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and then cut into quarters. Place the squash and ¼ cup of water in a bowl, covered, and microwave for about 10 minutes.
Use a crock pot and let it cook while you’re at work. Pierce the rind of the whole squash several times. Place it in the crock pot with 2 cups of water. Set your crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Let it cool before cutting it in half to remove the seeds.