Tis The Season For Squash: 20 Winter Squash Recipes

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As the leaves begin to fall and the days become a little shorter, you may have noticed a few plump and colorful looking vegetables taking up the prime real-estate at grocery stores. That’s right, squash season is upon us, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Squash is one of the most delicious and versatile ingredients.  From main dish to side dish to dessert, generally any winter squash (including pumpkin) can be substituted for another in any recipe. 

Now, granted squash may not be the prettiest food.  Often these vegetables look deformed or dirty. The reality is though, they become sweet and rich as they cook, and hold the beautiful autumn hues we are so fond of this season. 

Now lets get acquainted with these delicious squashes and some of their most savory recipes:


Pumpkin Butter: Spice up your bread and butter with this festive creamy spread.

Pumpkin Casserole: This is a nice twist to a wonderful combination of rice, sausage, seasonings, and cranberries baked in a pumpkin, which enables an eye-pleasing presentation for any Autumn dinner as a side dish or main course. 

Pumpkin Pudding: There is nothing better than serving up some pumpkin custard during the Halloween season.

Pumpkin Stew: Use the discarded pieces after a pumpkin carving session to make this in this savory stew. 

Pumpkin Spice Bread: This pumpkin bread is simple to make, full of essential vitamins and minerals (thanks to the pureed pumpkin), and tastes moist and rich. 

Butternut Squash: 

Butternut Squash Pie: This delicious butternut squash pie takes advantage of fall produce to make a rich and velvety pie! Serve as a side dish or even for dessert!

Squash Risotto: The sweet taste of squash pairs well with creamy risotto.

Butternut Squash Pizza: Seasonal produce like squash makes for an interesting twist on traditional pizza toppings.

Roasted Butternut Squash And Apples: The combination of this season vegetable and this autumn fruit make this recipe a must-try side dish. 

Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls: These wholesome rolls, with their earthy hue, would look spectacular on your dinner table. 

Acorn Squash: 

Acorn Squash And Apricot Glaze: Apples and apricots spiced with honey and nutmeg complement the flavor of acorn squash.

Stuffed Acorn Squash: Apples, pears and raisins turn this classic fall squash into a real fruity treat. The sweetness of the fruit mixes with the brown sugar and spices for a perfect autumn dish. 

Acorn Squash Soup: A lovely fall soup that would be a great addition to a holiday meal.

Spicy Baked Acorn Squash: A simple and delicious way to prepare squash.

Roasted Acorn Squash And Chips:  Squash soup with a spicy kick that combines acorn squash, pears, and chorizo sausage. Garnished with fried squash chips!

Spaghetti Squash: 

Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole: This delicious vegetable dish cooks entirely in the microwave, so it's great if you don't have time for the oven to heat up. 

Spaghetti Squash With Vegetables And Mozzarella: A wonderful blend of fresh veggies and herbs. This is great as a side dish or for any vegetarian. Pack with colors and flavors.

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash: Add some cheesy flavor of parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese to your spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash Pancakes: These savory little pancakes are great with a little salt, pepper and sour cream for a side dish or appetizer. 

Spicy Chicken  And Spaghetti Squash Skillet: This spicy sauce, which makes good use of leftover chicken or turkey, is also great on true pastas, as well as spaghetti squash. 

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