How To Make Kabocha Squash At Home

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Kabocha squash is a great and easy-to-make recipe. You simply have to season it, grease it, and bake it. You’ll have a meal in less than half an hour.

Kabocha Squash Recipe

Kabocha squash is a Japanese version of squash. It is quite heavy and dark in size and color. Kabocha is like a pumpkin with some more flesh and can be used as an ingredient in making kabocha soup or kabocha squash curry as well. And after all, this is considered one of the best squash known.

To make Kabocha squash, wash, clean, and cut the squash in wedges. Grease the squash with clarified butter and season it with salt and pepper. Then, bake it in the oven for 30 minutes. Your kabocha squash is ready!

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Kabocha Squash Recipe

Kabocha Squash Recipe

Kabocha squash is a great and easy-to-make recipe. You simply have to season it, grease it, and bake it. You'll have a meal in less than half an hour.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4
Calories 142 kcal


  • Baking Dish
  • Oven


  • 1 medium Squash 
  • A pinch Kosher Salt 
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons Clarified Butter


  • Preheat the oven to 400oF, keeping the rack in the middle. Wash and clean the squash fully.
  • Cut the squash from the middle into two halves. It would be easier for you to cut it if you try from the top side.
  • Remove the seeds and slice the squash into wedges. Apply some clarified butter on the squash wedges. Season it with some salt and black pepper.
  • Keep it on a single layer foil or parchment paper and place it in the oven.
  • Roast it for about 30 minutes and see if the wedges are crispy from outside or not. Once crisp, remove it from the oven and serve.


Kabocha Squash | Japanese Pumpkin 101


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 3g
Keyword Japanese cuisine, Kabocha Squash, Squash
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