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Our Favorite Winter Squash Recipes

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All of the varieties of winter squash are wonderful in their own way. Here is a collection of some our favorite recipes featuring the bounty of fall and winter squash.

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Hard squash are a perfect way to extend the harvest for weeks and months past the first frost. They are delicious and versatile vegetables that can be made into everything from soups to desserts. Here are some of our favorite recipes using butternut, acorn, delicata squash and more.

There are so many delicious varieties of winter squash. We are very lucky that our CSA loads us up with the good stuff towards the end of the season.

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I have a pile of butternut squash, acorn squash, delicata squash and a few spaghetti squash on the buffet. Luckily they store well and I love them all.

If you found yourself with a similar stash, you are in luck! I have collected some of our favorite squash recipes to share with you.

The best part is most of these recipes can be used for any type of winter squash. Just because the recipe calls for acorn squash doesn’t mean you can’t use butternut and vice versa.

So if you don’t have a pile of squash, head to the market straight away. We have some cooking to do!

Butternut Squash Alfredo Sauce
This easy recipe for creamy butternut squash pasta is made from simple ingredients and tastes amazing. It is one of our favorite ways to enjoy fall flavors with a fun mix of butternut sauce and delicious pasta.
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Fork filled with butternut squash alfredo sauce coated pasta ready to eat.
Sausage, Kale and Acorn Squash Sheet Pan Supper
Load up some fall favorites on a sheet pan and cook your whole meal together.  This easy recipe features Italian sausage, acorn squash and kale in a way that they all shine!
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plate of roasted Italian sausage, acorn squash and kale ready to eat.
Air Fryer Butternut Squash
Air fryer butternut squash is tender and delicious roasted squash in less time. Plus you don't have to turn on the oven. This recipe is a great way to get a flavorful vegetable on the table.
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serving bowl filled with cubes of air fryer roasted butternut squash.
Instant Pot Stuffed Acorn Squash
Acorn squash tastes even more fabulous when stuffed with buttery pecans, dates, and brown sugar goodness. Make it even faster with the help of an electric pressure cooker.
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close up of acorn squash half stuffed with dates pecans and brown sugar.
Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash in the Air Fryer
Flavorful and easy, this Parmesan roasted acorn squash comes together quickly in an air fryer. It takes just a few minutes to prep and less than 15 minutes to cook to tender deliciousness.
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serving bowl full of roasted acorn squash with parmesan fresh from the air fryer.
Honey Roasted Delicata Squash With Fresh Cranberries
This roasted delicata squash is the perfect fall side dish. It is just a little sweet from the honey and a little tart from fresh or frozen cranberries. Plus there is a hint of citrus to bring it all together.
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Bowl of honey roasted delicata squash and cranberries ready to eat.
Butternut Squash Risotto
This butternut risotto is the perfect fall comfort food. It is fancy enough for a dinner party but is all the creamy, comforting goodness you want it to be.
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bowl of butternut squash risotto with shallots, garlic, sage and Parmesan cheese.
Stove Top Acorn Squash Mac and Cheese
Make creamy macaroni and cheese healthier by adding acorn squash. This great hidden vegetable side dish is a perfect way to add an extra veggie to your plate without anyone knowing it!
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Fork with bite of acorn mac and cheese pulling away from a plate showing lots of cheese pulls between the pasta on the plate and the fork.
Five Spice Roasted Vegetables
Roasting vegetables is one of my favorite way to fix them all year long. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and makes them so delicious. This mix of naturally sweet carrots, beets and squash marries so nicely with the five spice.  It is a side dish worthy of a place on your dinner plate.
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bowl of chinese 5 spice roasted carrots, beets and squash.
Thai Red Curry With Chicken
This yummy Thai red curry with chicken has a coconut milk broth that is so full of flavor, you won't want to waste a drop. It is actually pretty straightforward to make and has quickly become one of our favorite meals.
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Bowl of red curry with chicken and butternut squash served over rice.
Roasted Acorn Squash
Roasted acorn squash is a simple but tasty side dish. The herbs add great depth of flavor and the Parmesan cheese brings a bit of umami that brings it all together in every delicious bite.
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Plate of roasted acorn squash slices with herbs and parmesan cheese.
All of the varieties of winter squash are wonderful in their own way. Here is a collection of some our favorite recipes featuring the bounty of fall and winter squash.

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Monday 11th of November 2019

We do love squash at our house. It seems like it doesn't stay on long enough. Of course I can buy it, but I really do love getting it out of my garden!