Autumn’s abundance: Squash recipe roundup

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:

Simply Organic black bean acorn squash chili

Black Bean Chili with Acorn Squash and Toasted Pepitas

Warm up with a hearty, squash-based soup:

Simply Organic Sweet Cinnamon Chili Butternut Squash Mash

Sweet Cinnamon Chili Butternut Squash Mash

Whether you’re in the mood for spicy or savory, give one of these seasonal main dish squash recipes a whirl:

Simply Organic Sweet Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts and Cranberries

Sweet Stuffed Acorn Squash with Apples, Nuts and Cranberries

Instead of your run-of-the-mill apple pie, try featuring nutty squash for dessert:

How do you incorporate squash into your cooking?

Kailee MeskimenAbout 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.

 

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