Winter Squash Recipes

Get recipes for 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

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Moroccan-Style Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rating: 4.51 stars
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.

Butternut Squash Bisque

Rating: 4.63 stars
Great use for all that early fall vegetable! Nice start for a fall day dinner or lunch.

Pumpkin Stew

Rating: 4.58 stars
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!

What is Hubbard Squash?

Tasting like a mix between a sweet potato and a pumpkin, this winter squash is a must-try.
By Allrecipes Editors

Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie

Rating: 4.87 stars
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

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Comfort Food Casseroles Starring Winter Squash

Turn your winter squash into a top-rated winter squash casserole. 
By Carl Hanson

Autumn Squash Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars
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

Rating: 4.52 stars
Sweet and buttery squash--this is quick and easy, and my family loves it.

Kabocha Squash Pie (Japanese Pumpkin Pie)

Rating: 3.67 stars
Kabocha, a Japanese winter squash, tastes a bit like sweet potato as well as pumpkin so you can enjoy a bit of both!

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Rating: 4.67 stars
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Inspiration and Ideas

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Rating: Unrated
"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
Rating: Unrated
"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

Butternut Squash Soup II

Rating: 4.64 stars

This is a thick, rich soup with tons of flavor. Something I whipped up off the top of my head, with things I had on hand. Super easy, quick, and a great way to use squash. An instant hit at my house.