By Kailee Meskimen
Squash is one of nature’s most fibrous and versatile products. Most varieties are native to the United States, and a good number of them are available year-round — although now is the time to find the best winter squash at your farmer’s market, co-op or grocery store.
Because of squash’s versatility, cooking and baking with the variously shaped and colored vegetables is never boring. Experimenting with how squash is cooked, how it’s seasoned or how it’s served is fun! Before you venture into the kitchen, check out our cooking, storing and preparation tips for winter squash.
From soup to pizza, you can come up with nutritious (and delicious) squash fare for almost any occasion. This fall and winter, try some of our favorite recipes:
Warm up with a hearty, squash-based soup:
Whether you’re in the mood for spicy or savory, give one of these seasonal main dish squash recipes a whirl:
- Baked Orange Ginger Squash
- Green Curry Spaghetti Squash with Apple Chutney
- Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
- Butternut Squash Hash with Rainbow Chard and Sausage
- Sweet Cinnamon Chili Butternut Squash Mash
- Butternut Squash Puree and Blue Cheese Pizza
- Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets
Instead of your run-of-the-mill apple pie, try featuring nutty squash for dessert:
How do you incorporate squash into your cooking?
About the author: Kailee Meskimen is a content management specialist for Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia — allowing her to immerse herself in the world of organic living every day. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, going for long walks with her dog and traveling the world.