seven delicious winter squash recipes

Winter squash come in all shapes and sizes! These funny looking fruits (YES! they are fruits!) have more to offer than just a decorative spot in your Thanksgiving centerpiece – they are extremely versatile, easy to prepare and quite delicious! You can add them to just about anything – salads, soups, main dishes, and desserts. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite squash main dishes, ranging in cooking skill from beginner to more advanced!

A few from the gatheredtable library:

1. Quinoa-stuffed Acorn Squash – adapted from “Joy of Cooking”
“A sweet Fall interpretation of a stuffed pepper, these acorn squash “bowls”  make this a deliciously fun dinner!” – Erin

2. Spinach Salad with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash – adapted from “Straight from the Earth” by Myra and Marea Goodman
“I love having salads as a main dish. The crispy pecans and sweet squash flavor add a great depth of earthy flavor.” – Aileen

3. Spaghetti Squash and Black Bean Tacos – adapted from “The Smitten Kitchen” by Deb Perelman
“Top these tacos with your favorite hot sauce to spice it up!” – Victoria

4. Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash – adapted from Barefoot Contessa
“This dish reminds me of Fall, my favorite season. I think the keys to risotto are time, patience, and Arborio rice.” – Mary

A few from our friends:

5. Blue Cheese and Squash Pizza – Aida Mollenkamp, Pairs Well With Food
“The staff loves pizza, especially when seasonal ingredients are incorporated. We highly recommend you try this one out if you want to mix things up!” – Aileen

6.  Pumpkin, quinoa, and hazelnut gnocchi – Aran Goyoaga, Cannelle et Vanille
“If you’ve tried our gnocchi recipe and want to try something new and seasonal, this is my personal favorite! Gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly, too.” – Erin

7.  Coconut Curry Squash Soup – Tux Loerzel, Brooklyn Homemaker
“This soup is so delicious, and you really can’t mess it up! Perfect for quick dinner on a chilly Fall night.” – Aileen

Did we hook you on squash? Here are some more fun links:

* And don’t forget, you an any of our friend’s recipes to your gatheredtable library by using the gatheredtable web clipper.

1 Response

  1. Hauliday Box

    Reblogged this on Hauliday Box and commented:
    Happy National Acorn Squash day! Check out these fabulous winter squash recipes from the Gathered Table blog as we get ready for the colder time of year.

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