Squash Preparation

To Prepare Squash for Cooking and Serving 
Summer squash:
generally sliced, need not be peeled if tender. 
Winter Squash:
Halved and seeds removed, cut in serving pieces, diced, sliced. A common mistake is cooking the squash in too much liquid which leeches out the flavor.

Approximate Cooking Times

 Market Forms  Cooking Forms  Boiling Minutes  Steaming Minutes  Baking  Minutes 400F
 summer Sliced  8-20  15-20  30-60
 winter hubbard  2-inch pieces  15-20  25-40  40-60
 Frozen Mashed, sliced      

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