Winter Squash Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables <br/> That's "Pumpkin" for the Brit, Aussie & Kiwi Visitors | A Veggie Venture: Winter Squash Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables That's "Pumpkin" for the Brit, Aussie & Kiwi Visitors

Winter Squash Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables
That's "Pumpkin" for the Brit, Aussie & Kiwi Visitors

Tired of the same-old roasted squash? Find new inspiration in this collection of seasonal Winter Squash Recipes @ AVeggieVenture.com, savory to sweet, salads to sides, soups to supper, simple to special. Many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes.
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WINTER SQUASH: THE BASICS
Pronounced [skwawsh]. In Britain, Australia and New Zealand, winter squash are called "pumpkin". (Some sources say that "pumpkin" is also used in Britain but a British reader corrected that notion, says that "pumpkin" applies only to the round jack'o'lantern-style pumpkins.) Common varieties include acorn squash, butternut squash, delicata squash and spaghetti squash. At a good farmers market, you might find colorful hubbard squash, buttercup squash and red kuri squash. Look especially for kabocha squash, it's great for making Homemade "Pumpkin" Purée; commercial pumpkin purée is made with calabaza squash.

The Season. Winter Squash are harvested in late summer and early fall. There are many varieties but the most common winter squash are acorn squash, butternut squash, delicata squash and spaghetti squash. In the fall, supermarkets display mounds of the colorful, shapely squashes, so pretty! Winter Squash vs Summer Squash. Mostly, winter squash have tough, inedible skins; this means that when stored properly in a cool, dark place, they will keep through the winter. Winter squash are nearly always cooked before eating, the flesh is quite sweet, starchy and dense. In contrast, "summer squash" like zucchini and yellow squash are not sweet and have tender, edible skins; they spoil quickly and thus must be eaten during the summer growing season. Summer squash can be cooked but is often eaten raw. The Skins Are All Inedible, Right? Wrong. The delicata squash, which is considered a winter squash, has skin which once roasted is tender enough to eat. But right, with that one exception, the skins of winter squash are inedible, at least for humans. Our resident wood chuck seems to love them in the compost pile! How to Select Winter Squash. Look for firm squash with few skin blemishes and no signs of softness or deterioration around the stem and blossom ends. Be sure to wash winter squash before cutting into them. Even though you won't eat the skin, you don't want the knife to carry any nasty stuff on the skin into the edible interior. Winter Squash in the Garden. In 2014, we grew butternut squash for the first time. The squash flowers were beautiful, the squashes were amazing to watch grow day-by-day. But once cooked, they were pale and pallid, without much flavor and you can imagine, we were much disappointed. I suspect we harvested them too early. Next year, we'll try again but if any experienced gardeners have tips to offer, we'd sure love to hear them, especially for Zone 6. Natural Pairings. Botanically, winter squash are "fruits"! And because they are quite sweet, winter squashes pair beautifully with fruit, both fresh and dried. Winter squash are often paired with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, curry and cloves and savory spices like cumin, rosemary, sage and thyme; creamy creamy substances like goat cheese, ricotta and coconut milk; fruits like apple and orange. Special Diets. Winter squash are gluten-free, paleo approved, South Beach diet approved (Phase 2), Weight Watchers friendly and Whole30 approved. Naturally, specific preparations matter to each of these eating regimens. Sources. Personal experience and accumulated learning, also the most-wonderful On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee, Vegetable Love by Barbara Kafka and The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg.

OTHER FAVORITE FORMS of WINTER SQUASH
Pumpkins are not winter squash, the two are kind of like, well, let's call it "cousins". But winter squash and pumpkin can easily be substitutes for one another so you might want to check out either my Favorite Pumpkin Recipes or all the sweet-to-savory Pumpkin Recipes!

WINTER SQUASH NUTRITION INFORMATION

What's your favorite winter squash and how do you like to cook it? or what winter squash recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy winter squash recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments or via recipes@kitchen-parade.com! ~Alanna



HEY WINTER SQUASH LOVERS! WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
~ A Few Highlights ~


WATCH FOR THE "LITTLE POT" Recipes followed by a "little pot" icon like this call for cooked squash, good reason to roast extra. Here's my favorite way to roast a butternut squash. Once the squash is roasted, it often only takes a few minutes to throw together a delicious dish.

Winter Squash: BASIC HOW-TO TIPS & TECHNIQUES
How to Cut, Peel & Cube a Butternut Squash and Keep All Ten Fingers (with step-by-step photos)

How to roast a whole butternut squash (my personal favorite)
How to roast butternut squash halves
How to make "pumpkin" purée with kabocha squash
How to roast a whole spaghetti squash
How to steam butternut squash
How to cook acorn squash in the microwave
How to roast acorn squash in the oven

RECIPE COLLECTIONS
A Veggie Venture & Kitchen Parade recipes
My Favorite Winter Squash Recipes (with photos & links to recipes)
Winter Squash Recipes for Thanksgiving

NEW to Winter Squash? TRY THESE FIRST
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple

A Veggie Venture recipes
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey
Butternut Squash with Maple Glaze

READER FAVORITES!
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Squash Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese
Butternut Squash Soup with Mango & Toasted Coconut
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine

FALL'S FAVORITE Golden-Hued Butternut Squash Soup
A Veggie Venture recipes
Butternut Squash Soup that Actually Tastes Like Butternut Squash
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Pear & Coconut
Butternut Squash Soup with Mango & Toasted Coconut

Winter Squash Recipes for THANKGIVING
Kitchen Parade recipes
Squash Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar

FAVORITE SIMPLE SEASONAL SUPPERS
Winter Winter Stew
Spring Squash & Carrot Stew
Summer Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Fall Chicken or Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

BEST Winter Squash Recipes for MEATLESS MONDAY
Kitchen Parade recipes
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Squash & Carrot Stew

A Veggie Venture recipes
Squash Pizza

BEST Winter Squash Recipes for WEIGHT WATCHERS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Squash & Carrot Stew

A Veggie Venture recipes
Raw Butternut Squash Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole

Winter Squash ERRATA
How Not to Buy Acorn Squash (Guest Essay)
The Miracle of Squash Blossoms



WINTER SQUASH SPECIALTIES


FRIED Winter Squash Recipes
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MASHED Winter Squash Recipes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Squash Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Curried Squash 15min/20min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb22
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes 30min/90min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb34
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Purée 10min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10

PICKLED Winter Squash Recipes
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RAW Winter Squash Recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
Raw Butternut Squash Salad 20min/20min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6

ROASTED Winter Squash Recipes
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple

A Veggie Venture recipes
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Down 5min/55min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb8
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb 19
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb25
Butternut Squash with Maple Glaze 10min/90min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb21
Delicata Squash with Hot Pepper Glaze 10min/55min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18
Roasted Butternut Squash 10min/75min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb11
Roasted Delicata Squash 5min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8

RECIPES ESPECIALLY for ACORN SQUASH
Kitchen Parade recipes
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries

A Veggie Venture recipes
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Down 5min/55min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb8
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb 19
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa & Cherries 15min/90min – WW5 – PP7 – NetCarb46
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb25
Curried Squash 15min/20min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb22
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb13

RECIPES ESPECIALLY for DELICATA SQUASH
A Veggie Venture recipes
Delicata Squash with Hot Pepper Glaze 10min/55min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18
Roasted Delicata Squash 5min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8

RECIPES ESPECIALLY for SPAGHETTI SQUASH
A Veggie Venture recipes
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/90min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Tomato, Basil & Feta 20min/30min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb12
Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices 15min/35min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15

WHOLE Winter Squash Recipes
A Veggie Venture recipes
How to Roast a Whole Butternut Squash 5min/90min
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/90min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3

~or~
How to Cut, Peel & Cube a Butternut Squash and Keep All Ten Fingers (with step-by-step photos)

MAGICAL MARRIAGES: Winter Squash +
honey maple syrup
apple apple cider currants dried apricot dried cherries mango pear
chard rutabaga sweet potato
farro grits lasagna mac 'n' cheese polenta quinoa



WINTER SQUASH in EVERY COURSE
~ Except Breakfast! Except Dessert! But It Could! ~


Winter Squash for BREAKFAST
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Winter Squash in APPETIZERS
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Winter Squash in BREADS
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Winter Squash in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Raw Butternut Squash Salad 20min/20min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb6

Winter Squash in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits
Squash Puff

A Veggie Venture recipes
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Down 5min/55min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb8
Acorn Squash Roasted Face Up 5min/65min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb 19
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa & Cherries 15min/90min – WW5 – PP7 – NetCarb46
Acorn Squash with Mustard & Honey 5min/100min – WW3 – PP3 – NetCarb25
Butternut Squash with Maple Glaze 10min/90min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb21
Butternut Mac 'n' Cheese 30min/2.5hrs – WW3/WW7 – NetCarb7/14
Curried Squash 15min/20min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb22
Delicata Squash with Hot Pepper Glaze 10min/55min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb18
How to Roast a Whole Butternut Squash 5min/90min
Mashed Butternut Squash & Sweet Potatoes 30min/90min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb34
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb13
Roasted Butternut Squash 10min/75min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb11
Roasted Delicata Squash 5min/40min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb8
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Purée 10min/50min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb10
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar 50min/2hrs – WW8/4 – PP10/5 – NetCarb28/14
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash with Ginger & Dried Fruit 25min/2hrs – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb11/16
Spaghetti Squash Cooked Whole 1min/90min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3
Spaghetti Squash Salad with Tomato, Basil & Feta 20min/30min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb12
Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices 15min/35min – WW2 – PP3 – NetCarb15
Steamed Butternut Squash 10min/40min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb11
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – PP4/9 – NetCarb23/57
Winter Squash Polenta WW6 – PP7 – NetCarb12

Winter Squash in SOUPS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Chicken or Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Butternut Squash Soup that Actually Tastes Like Butternut Squash 30min/60min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb18
Butternut Squash Soup with Cider Cream 30min/60min – WW5 – PP6 – NetCarb23
Butternut Squash Soup with Mango & Toasted Coconut 30min/3hrs – WW2/4 – PP3/6 – NetCarb13/27
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Pear & Coconut 35min/2.5hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb29
Gypsy Pot 45min/90min – WW2 – PP4 – NetCarb18
Simple Butternut Squash Soup 15min/20min – WW2.5 – PP3 – NetCarb20
Winter Vegetable Soup 25min/24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb 29

Winter Squash in SANDWICHES, WRAPS & MORE
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Winter Squash in MAIN DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries
Simple Lentil Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Squash & Carrot Stew
Winter Stew

A Veggie Venture recipes
Butternut Squash Lasagna with Butternut Bechamel & Roasted Butternut Squash 55min/2hrs – WW6/7/8 – PP7/8/10/12 – NetCarb24/33/32/48
Farro Risotto with Butternut Squash 60min/60min – WW4 – PP5 – NetCarb17
Savory Bread Pudding with Butternut Squash, Chard & Cheddar 50min/2hrs – WW8/4 – PP10/5 – NetCarb28/14
Squash Pizza 10min/25min – WW5 – PP6 – NetCarb14
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine 30min/90min – WW2/WW6 – PP4/9 – NetCarb23/57
Warm Butternut Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing 40min/90min – WW7 – PP9 – NetCarb48

Winter Squash in SAUCES
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Winter Squash in SWEETS & BAKING
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RECIPES using CANNED or FROZEN Winter Squash
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Winter Squash in CONVENIENCE PRODUCTS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Soup 1min/2min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb14
Plastic Wrapped Acorn Squash



MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


Winter Squash on the GRILL
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!

Winter Squash in the MICROWAVE
A Veggie Venture recipes
Microwave Acorn Squash 2min/10min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb13

Winter Squash in the SLOW COOKER
Kitchen Parade recipes
Slow Cooker Curried Vegetable Stew
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

A Veggie Venture recipes
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash with Ginger & Dried Fruit 25min/2hrs – WW1/2 – PP2/3 – NetCarb11/16

Winter Squash in the STOVETOP SMOKER
No recipes yet, this is my reminder!



A Veggie Venture is home of winter squash lover and 'veggie evangelist' Alanna Kellogg and the
famous asparagus-to-zucchini Alphabet of Vegetables.
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4 comments:

Harvesting winter squash..you must wait until the skin is very hard, this usually means leave them on the vine for as long as possible, or at least until you can not cut the skin with your thumbnail. Here in zone 4 that means you must start plants inside quite early and hope for late October frost or cover if it threatens. Then if you keep them in coolish storage they will keep for a while.

Adele ~Oh thank you! We actually started pulling the squash off the vine thinking they were a summer squash, a French squash, maybe a Mexican squash. Once I realized, I feared we had, yes, harvested too early. Next year we will hold off and wave northward in thanks!

PS Especially happy to hear from a fellow Minnesotan. Where are you? My family home is in Lake of the Woods!

I'm British. Pumpkins round orange squashes that you might carve for Halloween but other kinds of squash are given their own names.

Anonymous ~ Aiii, so much for my sources! I’ll get that corrected!

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