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Fall is quickly slipping into winter, and it’s time to welcome the cold temperatures of the season along with its fantastic seasonal produce. Squash is one of the stars of the season, and these eleven recipes will add a bit of warmth and comfort to your dinner table. See for yourself all the ways you can enjoy squash this Winter.
1. Butternut Squash Casserole
If you want something a little different for the holidays, this Butternut Squash Casserole is a way lighter and healthier alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole. It’s loaded with delicious flavors and textures from the squash, nuts, and different fall spices.
2. Roasted Butternut Squash Slices
Butternut squash is such a delicious and versatile vegetable that’s packed full of flavor and nutrients. These roasted butternut squash slices seasoned with salt, pepper, oil, and mozzarella or feta cheese will go perfectly with just about any main dish you can think of.
3. Stuffed Acorn Squash
If you are looking to pack more fruits and veggies into your meals, then this recipe is for you. This acorn squash is stuffed with sweet potatoes, apples, cranberries, and onions and then roasted in the oven until the squash is tender, delicious, and full of flavor.
4. Roasted Acorn Squash with Feta
This roasted acorn squash recipe is perfect for fall, and it’s delicious and simple too. Slice your squash in half, then cut it into slices and season it on all sides before roasting. When the cooking time is complete, sprinkle the squash with a little feta cheese for a little extra pizazz!
5. Butternut Squash Risotto
This butternut squash risotto is as pretty as it is delicious. Mushrooms, butternut squash, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and your choice of brown rice or riced cauliflower are all that you need to prepare this amazing dish.
6. Delicata Squash with Maple & Pumpkin Spice
The flavors of fall are abundant in this squash recipe. Baked delicata squash is combined with pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup for a side dish that is perfect for your holiday table.
7. Butternut Squash Muffins
Muffins are a great way to use up some of your fall and winter squashes, and you could even use pumpkin if you have it on hand. Instead of pureeing the squash, this recipe calls for squash chunks to be mixed into the batter. These tasty squash muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go.
8. Kabocha Squash Soup
Kabocha squash is a Japanese pumpkin. It’s another type of winter squash, like acorn squash or butternut squash. The kabocha squash is very versatile because it pairs well with a multitude of flavors. For this soup recipe you will be combining the squash with coconut milk, curry, garam masala, and vegetable broth for a hearty and delicious soup that’s perfect for cold weather days.
9. Italian Spaghetti Squash Boats
Your family will love these spaghetti squash “boats” that are just bursting with amazing Italian flavors. Once you stuff your squash with marinara sauce, meat, vegetables, and Italian seasonings, you won’t even notice that there is no pasta required. This one will be a family favorite for sure.
10. Butternut Squash Quinoa
Fall is the perfect season to bring out this beautiful butternut squash quinoa. Lots of delicious flavors, and it’s hearty and healthy, too. You can even make a big batch of this and freeze it for a healthy lunch or dinner down the road!
11. Butternut Squash Soup
This is NOT your typical recipe for butternut squash soup with nutmeg, milk, and garlic. This is the best butternut squash soup you have ever had, and it’s made with coconut milk, cilantro, ginger, and chicken broth.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.