Slow Cooked Butternut Squash and Vegetables

Peeling Butternut Squash
Peeling Butternut Squash. jon whitaker/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images
  • Total: 6 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs
  • Servings: 6 servings

In this easy slow cooker recipe, butternut squash is combined with tomatoes and a variety of vegetables. 

Butternut squash can be a pain to peel, but a Y-peeler (pictured) or vegetable peeler does the job with ease. 

Serve this butternut squash dish with pasta or rice.


  • 1 butternut squash, about 2 pounds, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (14-1/2-ounce) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (12 to 15-ounces) corn, drained, or 1 1/2 cups corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 sweet green bell pepper, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons tomato paste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients except tomato paste in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, until squash is tender.

  3. Remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid; blend with tomato paste.

  4. Stir tomato paste mixture into slow cooker.

  5. Cook for 30 minutes longer, or until mixture is slightly thickened and heated through.

See Also

Roasted Butternut Squash