Butternut squash has a pale orange inner meat beneath pale, thick skin. Before baking a butternut squash, you’ll need to scoop out the small pouch of seeds in the center of the base of the squash. From there, you can peel the squash and dice the meat or you can place the two halves skin side up on a baking sheet. The squash should be covered in a tablespoon or more of oil and seasoned to taste. We recommend cooking halved squash in an oven set at 350F and baking for 50 minutes. Baking diced butternut squash is similar, but set the oven to 375F and bake for 25-30 minutes.