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

Rating: 4.5 stars 2223
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: 4.5 stars 461
Moroccan-style stuffed acorn squash brushed with melted butter and brown sugar, then filled with vegetables, garbanzos, raisins, and couscous in a lovely Moroccan broth. 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: 4.5 stars 922
Great use for all that early fall vegetable! Nice start for a fall day dinner or lunch.

Pumpkin Stew

Rating: 4.5 stars 95
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.
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Grandma's Sweet Hubbard Squash Custard Pie

Rating: 5 stars 47
This hubbard squash custard pie 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!

Winter Squash: How To Cook It

Winter squash aren't just beautiful centerpieces, they're also some of the healthiest, most delicious vegetables to grace our dinner tables.
By Carl Hanson

Baked Delicata Squash with Lime Butter

Rating: 4.5 stars 113
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: 4.5 stars 43
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: 4.5 stars 1000
Bake acorn squash halves with butter and brown sugar for a delicious treat!

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Inspiration and Ideas

Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Rating: Unrated 395
"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 614
"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
Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats
Rating: 5 stars 1153

These tasty, homemade pumpkin dog treats are easy to make for your dog.