Guide to Winter Squash and Roasting a Whole Squash

How to Roast a Whole Winter Squash

This method is often much easier than trying to cut through the tough skin of a winter squash.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place whole squash on a baking sheet and roast until the skin is papery and a fork inserted into 2 or 3 different spots reveals very tender flesh, about 1 hour.
  3. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  4. Peel the skin off, cut in half and scoop out the seeds.

Guide to Winter Squash

Check out this very handy guide from to help you identify the different varieties of winter squash. You’ll also find a number of interesting recipes embedded in that page.