Winter Squash Recipes

Get recipes on how to use acorn squash and butternut squash in desserts, side dish casseroles, soups, and stuffed squash recipes.

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Spaghetti Squash I

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The flesh of spaghetti squash comes out in long strands, very much resembling the noodles for which it is named. In this recipe, the 'noodles' are tossed with vegetables and feta cheese. You can substitute different vegetables, but be sure to use ones that have contrasting colors.
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Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

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Vegetables, garbanzos, raisins and couscous in a lovely Moroccan broth taste delicious inside butter and brown sugar-brushed acorn squash. You can experiment with different vegetables, or add diced chicken. Feel free to be creative with your amounts - I usually freestyle and end up with leftover stuffing mixture, which tastes great on its own the next day. For vegetarians, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth.
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Butternut Squash Bisque

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Great use for all that early fall vegetable! Nice start for a fall day dinner or lunch.
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Pumpkin Stew

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This is a marvelous autumn potluck dinner. Everyone will be very impressed with this thick beef stew made and served in a pumpkin shell! Use a 10- to-12 pound pumpkin; be sure not to overbake!

Squash with Tomato and Feta Cheese

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This side dish is a savory alternative to sweetened squash side dishes. It has onion, green pepper, stuffing mix, tomato, and feta cheese.

Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie

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This recipe was handed down from my Grandma. I have tweaked it to spice it up some! It is a unique addition to any Thanksgiving celebration and holds its own against pumpkin pie any day!

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

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My new favorite squash is Delicata, an heirloom squash happily being rediscovered. Look for them in the winter squash section of your grocery store. They're cream to pale yellow with green stripes, and their flesh is orange, slightly sweet and smooth but not stringy. My sister suggested the lime butter topping (my personal favorite), but a blend of maple syrup and butter is good, too. The squash usually aren't very big, so plan half a squash per person.

Autumn Squash Casserole

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This has become a must-have at Thanksgiving. It's so good it tastes like it could be dessert! Even people who don't usually like squash change their mind after trying this. It's a delicious blend of different tastes and textures. I use buttercup squash, but acorn squash can also be used; Jonathan, Rome or other dry apples work best. It can also be made a day ahead of time--just add the cornflake topping and bake the next day.

Acorn Squash

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Sweet and buttery squash--this is quick and easy, and my family loves it.

Kabocha Squash Pie (Japanese Pumpkin Pie)

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Kabocha, a Japanese winter squash, tastes a bit like sweet potato as well as pumpkin so you can enjoy a bit of both!

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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Inspiration and Ideas

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash

"This is as good as acorn squash gets! I'd never had acorn squash that wasn't sweet; I'm not a sweets person, so I'm ecstatic to have found this recipe." – poshlynne

Butternut Squash Risotto

"If you like the naturally sweet flavor of butternut squash, you'll love this risotto! It is so creamy and full of flavor." – Andrea Longo Policella

Roasted Winter Squash Seeds

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Pumpkins aren't the only squash that yield tasty seeds for roasting! Next time you prepare butternut or acorn squash save the seeds and have yourself a nutritious little snack.