First, peel the squash with a sharp knife or vegetable peeler. Then cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
Then, cut the squash into cubes. Place the cubes of squash into a microwave-safe bowl.
Add salt, pepper, a splash of water, and some butter (optional) to the squash. Cover the bowl with microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a small gap as a vent.
Microwave the squash until fork-tender, about ten minutes (stirring once in the middle).
To cook a halved butternut squash in the microwave, first cut the squash in half vertically and scoop out the seeds.
Then, place the halves on a microwave-safe plate. Drizzle the cut halves with melted butter or oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Next, cover the squash with a paper towel (or paper plate). Microwave for 14 - 16 minutes, or until the squash is fork-tender.
To cook a whole butternut squash in the microwave, first pierce the squash all over with a fork or small knife.
Then, place the squash on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 14 - 16 minutes, or until fork-tender.
RECIPE TIPS: -you may need to adjust the cook times depending on the size of your squash and your own microwave. -add any additional seasonings you like, such as cinnamon, sage, thyme or rosemary.