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Nourish your body and comfort your soul with savory winter squash recipes this fall and winter season.
Winter Squash is an amazing source of nourishment. These squashes, in all their glorious varieties, provide calories and flavor while also storing well.
Pumpkin tends to get most of the attention but there are so many other kinds. While they do lend themselves marvelously to sweet dishes and desserts let’s not overlook the savory uses either.
Make the most of those winter squashes for your fall and winter seasonal meals with these ideas.
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Don’t Stress About Variety
Recipes abound but don’t worry about using the correct variety. Use buttercup instead of butternut, pumpkin instead of hubbard, etc.
There are subtle flavor differences, of course, but for the most part no recipe will be a failure when substituting one variety for another.
Butternut squash with its smooth sides is the easiest winter squash to peel with a regular vegetable peeler. The more ridged varieties can be peeled, however with a little more work. Use what’s on hand.
This rich and creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Carrot Ginger Soup is so cozy and delicious. Packed with nutrients, this soup is easy to throw together in your pressure cooker or stove top (instructions provided) and perfect for weeknight or a holiday spread.
A little winter squash in a variety of side dishes is perfect for man fall meals and feasts.
Pureed pumpkin is often associated with pumpkin pie, but here is folded through a classic and simple risotto. Add a few toasted walnuts and blue cheese to the top and you have perfect autumnal comfort food!
Thank you so much for including my Vegan Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup with Winter Squash in this beautiful roundup, Kathie!
Friday 26th of October 2018
I just discovered your blog and LOVE it! All of your posts deeply resonate with my own mindset. So thank you! I wanted to ask how you recommend best storing autumn squash as you mentioned in this post.
Tuesday 30th of October 2018
I generally keep winter squash in an unheated / unused guest bedroom for more tips: https://homespunseasonalliving.com/harvesting-storing-using-winter-squash/
Wednesday 26th of September 2018
It's so true! You can't have too much squash. It's essential in the fall. Thanks for including my recipe in your round-up!
Tuesday 1st of November 2016
Hi Kathie! I just wanted to thank you for including one of my recipes in your roundup. I'm in good company - I found so many awesome-looking new recipes, too! Thanks again!