Did you know that you can cook a whole butternut squash in the slow cooker or crockpot? Super simple and it saves all that hassle trying to cut it raw!
I love butternut squash. It’s probably one of my favourite vegetables at the moment and I’m always trying to find new ways to use and of course to get the kids to eat it! Peeling and chopping a raw butternut squash can be an absolute nightmare. I’ve had many near-misses where I’ve nearly lost a finger as the skin and the flesh is so tough to cut through. I’m using my slow cooker for so many things at the moment so I thought why not trying cooking a whole butternut squash in it?!
It was so easy. You literally just pop the squash in and cook it on low for 5 – 6 hours or high for 3-4. When it’s done, simply allow it to cook before removing the squash and cutting it half. The flesh will be delicious and soft, fully cooked inside and ready to eat!
You could eat it as it is (like a butternut squash mash!). It makes great first food for babies and you can also use it in recipes like this Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese or these Butternut Squash Tots.
- 1 butternut squash
- Place the whole butternut squash into the slow cooker or crockpot and pop on the lid.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours or low for 3-4 hours.
- Turn off the cooker and allow the squash to cool before removing it and cutting it in half.
Looking for more vegetables to cook whole in the slow cooker? Try this recipe for Simple Slow Cooked Beetroot from Fab Food 4 All
Or this Whole Spiced Cauliflower from Baking Queen