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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.

collage of winter squash recipes

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.

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!

Bowl of roasted butternut squash  ready to serve.

Roasted butternut squash in the air fryer is a fabulous fall side dish. You can get that tender sweet goodness easily in an air fryer. Plus you can change up the seasoning to match your dinner or your mood.

plate of acorn squash mac and cheese with cheese pull and bite on fork .

Super creamy stove top mac and cheese (with acorn squash) is a welcome addition to any dinner plate. Your family doesn’t have to know that this recipe has a healthy secret.

It cuts out the butter and milk and reduces the amount of cheese you’d need because there is a healthy dose of acorn squash. It may sound far fetched, but it is super delicious!

acorn stuffed with dates, pecans and brown sugar in front of instant pot.

Acorn squash stuffed with buttery pecans, dates, and brown sugar goodness is a perfect indulgent fall side dish. Make it even faster with the help of an electric pressure cooker.

Pile of Parmesan roasted acorn squash ready to eat.

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.

bowl of roasted slices of delicata squash and cranberries.

The perfect fall side dish has arrived! The combination of roasted delicata squash and cranberries lightly glazed with orange and honey will make your dinner plate sing!

bowl of creamy risotto with cubes of butternut squash.

This butternut squash risotto is creamy and delicious. It is a perfect side dish for any fall meal. It really highlights the squash with a delicious Parmesan, garlic and sage flavor running throughout. The results are ready for a dinner party or your holiday table.

Bowl filled with roasted vegetables glazed with maple syrup and herbs.

Maple glazed roasted fall vegetables, roasting vegetables always brings out their natural sweetness, but tossing them in a maple glaze makes them even better. A hint of herbs and a little zing from apple cider vinegar bring it all together to make a perfect fall side dish. This is perfect for your Thanksgiving menu too!

angled platter filled with roasted veggies and apples with herb coated pork loin on top.

Want to make a whole meal while you are at it, not just a side dish? How about a simple but delicious pork loin cooked with apples, fennel and fall vegetables. You are going to love the slightly sweet and savory combination that puts dinner on the table in one pot.

Of course, pumpkin is a winter squash as well.  I won’t share all of my pumpkin desserts, but here are a couple of savory pumpkin recipes:

Bowl of pumpkin macaroni and cheese topped with crumbled bacon and chives.

The perfect combination of savory, cheesy goodness with just a bit of spice. Pumpkin pepper jack macaroni and cheese is a delicious and fun side dish that will have them asking for seconds.

bowl of pumpkin chili with crackers on top.

Pumpkin is a great way to thicken up a pot of chili. It doesn’t taste like pumpkin, but it does add a certain earthiness. Apple ale pumpkin chili is loaded with fall flavors. It is perfect for game day or for warming you when it’s chili outside!

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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Amy

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!