We have put together a list of some delicious winter squash recipes that take advantage of the autumn veggie’s abundance and versatility. Many of these can be served as a side dish or main course and for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, making this seasonal ingredient great for planning your weekly menu around.
And don’t forget! You can reuse and reserve any type of roasted or baked squash for throwing into future dishes and soups. Don’t be afraid to make double recipes and have go-to ingredients for several days!
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When we said squash was versatile, we meant it. Yes, you can have squash for breakfast, just bake these savory delights. Add a bit of sweetness to these flakey scones by spreading on some jam, and serve alongside a morning cup of coffee or tea. What a great start to the day!
Roasted Squash Salad with Bacon and Pumpkin Seeds
Simple squash dresses up this salad with its beautiful color, giving richness to an elegant and light meal. The combination of sweet, smooth and crunchy textures is great for any appetite, and won’t leave you feeling guilty.
Velvety Squash Soup
There is nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold winter night. For this delicious recipe, simply combine different types of squash like acorn and butternut to contrast flavors, or stick to just one for a more pronounced taste. Whichever way you prefer, your taste buds will thank you for this velvety treat.
Browned Butternut Squash Couscous
Whole wheat and healthy with a bit of spice, this is great as a main course or accompaniment. The combination of soft butternut squash and crunchy almonds scented with cumin lends to another perfect fall dish.
Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash
These tender ribbons of pasta present a perfect backdrop to the creamy squash and spicy Arugula. Add the crunch of pine nuts for a flavorful dinner sure to please.
Looking for a lighter pasta alternative? Check out Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Chunky Tomato Sauce!
Sugar Baked Acorn Squash
Simple, sweet and utterly smooth, this sugary bake is a classic way to prepare squash. Great alongside any main entrée or on its own,the sugary sweetness will tempt any kid to eat his or her veggies.
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