Ingredients Original recipe yields 2 servings Ingredient Checklist 1 butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded water 1 tablespoon butter, divided salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Step 2 Place squash, cut sides down, in a 9×13 baking dish. Pour water into dish around squash halves. Step 3 Bake in the preheated oven until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 1 1/2 hours. Carefully remove the skin with a fork; it should be very easy to remove. Top squash halves with butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.