Hearty Winter Squash

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Is so good. I usually cube it and roast it with olive oil and a little brown sugar. How do you do it?

Raviolis? Souffle? Pancakes? Soup?

Any recipe suggestions heartily appreciated!

Update: These are AWESOME. Thank you guys. I will let you know what I make!


Delicata is my all time favorite squash- it tastes perfect with just butter- like a butterscotch treat but for dinner....
I also like to rub it down with olive oil once I've cut it in half and seeded it, then I place one clove of garlic under each half and roast it in the oven for 40 minutes- then I smash the garlic in at the table with butter. Oh my gosh, so good that we fight for the last bite....

Food Network has an interesting Winter Squash Galette recipe. Otherwise I'd vote for a nice soup with curry and cream of coconut - perhaps a Quinoa and Winter Squash Gratin.


I also really love it in Stir Fry. Just saute it separately on low for a long time until it gets caramelized. It is fantastic.

I make it a few different ways, as the filling in homemade ravioli with a brown butter walnut sage sauce or roasted whole with maple syrup & sugar, red pepper flakes, feta, pinole nuts and kosher salt. It's an awesome combo of sweet, salty and spice-y!

There's a great recipe for a butternut squash and white bean soup in Alice Water's book The Art of Simple Food. Essentially, you just sautee some onions and sage, add vegetable or chicken broth and then cubed squash and white beans. We usually partially puree it at the end before serving. It is sooo good!

This salad is one of my winter favorites - it's great at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Dandelion Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Pine Nuts and Delicata Squash, on Epicurious at: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Dandelion-Salad-with-Pomegranate-Seeds-Pine-Nuts-and-Roasted-Delicata-Squash-233136

I can never find dandelion greens so I use mache or mixed greens. Oh, and it's beautiful.

Roasted squash soup is my favourite. Just roast the squash in a 400 degree oven. I cut mine into cubes and toss them with salt and olive oil, but you can just cut them in half and bake them.
Saute a chopped onion and add a minced clove of garlic. Some grated fresh ginger is good but optional at this point. Let them buddy up for a few minutes, add the squash, some chicken broth and simmer it for about 10 or 15 minutes. Then I blend it with my stick blender, add a swirl of cream and voila - soup!

I am particularly fond of this made with butternut squash.

I love to make squash soup! I cut it into chunks or slices and roast it in the oven. Saute the usual soup veggies - onion, garlic, carrot and celery until soft, add chicken stock and simmer. Then add the squash, simmer for a while, then puree. Sometimes I add a little cream too and top with croutons or parm cheese. yum! Oh, and a pinch of paprika and curry powder!

It may sound a bit odd, but roasted with brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter, and then here's the slightly odd part eat it with something barbequed, like pork ribs slow-roasted in the oven with a tangy sweet barbeque sauce .....(my mouth is watering) it's really a fantastic combo...the sweet from the squash and then the sweet tangy from the que!!!! I happened on it by accident, luckily.....it's one of my favorite "couples" lol!

georgie and gordy says: December 12, 2009 at 06:15 PM

Soup! I made it once, tremendous amount of work but delicious. Pacific makes a great Butternut Squash soup. How about a quickbread using the squash, walnuts etc.?

I just made a roasted squash and warm goat cheese salad. Yum!

Prairie Girl says: December 12, 2009 at 06:30 PM

I do love to roast it similar to you, except I also add balsamic vinegar, sea salt and some oregano (as well as olive oil & brown sugar). And tonight I made this flavourful soup using winter squash:

I made the bread that's mentioned a coupla days ago, too. It's my current favourite bread!!!

Great suggestions above, too!!!

I love it cubed and roasted in a pasta with brown butter, sage, pine nuts and Parmesan. Here is an example recipe:http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/recipes/recipe-fettucini-with-butternut-squash-sage-brown-butter-013396

Also the cookbook 'Love Soup' has a great soup recipe for squash and sweet potato.

You are making me hungry!

I make autumn bisque! Squash, unpeeled potatoes, celery, unpeeled apples, stock, cream, bay leaves, onion...

When done, smash to the desired consistancy. I like it a little lumpy, good bits! It is so delicious and savoury and perfect for these cold days.

how much do i love your readers and all of there suggestions already! i have been wondering what to do with ours as we have received several in our weekly organic delivery. can't wait to try these recipes!

hope you are staying warm!!

Roasting is the way to go! Plus the lovely heat from the oven makes me feel all snuggly.

I do love it the way you described, but I've also made really good pie with butternut squash. Stuffed acorn squash is really good too - I had it for Thanksgiving!

I second the risotto. I roast the squash as you do, and then add to risotto along with some roasted chicken, lots of parmesan cheese, mushrooms and whatever else you like. It is extreme comfort food :D

I love Delicata cubed with garlic, rosemary, chopped hazelnuts, sundried tomatoes, salt and olive oil. I bake in the oven till tender. It's like candy! I recently posted a recipe and photos for Squash with winter greens and goat cheese galettes. Those were yummy too!

Y U M M Y. I need to go get some squash! :)

I found this site with great photos, cooking directions and other interesting facts about squash. Lots of neat little tidbits..we like the smaller squash, baked halves, cut side up, with butter and a bit of brown sugar and cinnamon seasoning.

I fry zuchinni squash (yellow or green, and sometimes both kinds together) in butter with salt and pepper, then drain it, add grated sharp cheddar cheese, and monterey jack cheese on top until melted. My family loves it! Probably not the best for your heart though...yikes! :)

Baked with some olive oil, garlic cloves, and rosemary

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