At our house, fall means the beginning of winter squash season: butternut, acorn, pumpkin… I love it all! And winter squash is incredibly versatile since it can be prepared to be sweet or savory. There is so much more out there than just the traditional pumpkin pie. So, if you’re wondering what to do with the winter squash growing in your garden or now in season at your grocery store here’s some ideas:
Butternut Soup: perfect for an autumn day!
Winter squash as a side, roasted in the oven with butter and maple syrup, mmmm.
Desserts like Winter Squash Bars, one of our favorite fall treats.
And my personal favorite: Stuffed Butternut
Here’s my recipe which was originally inspired by a recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash in a wonderful cookbook called Simply in Season. I’ve tinkered with it until it’s just the way I like it.
To really get your money’s worth, eat the seeds that you set aside, too! Separate the seeds from the stringy flesh you scooped out, rinse them in a colander and pat them dry. Then toss the seeds with olive oil or butter and salt and roast in the oven. So good!
What’s your favorite way to eat Winter Squash?