Winter Squash

Pan-Seared Winter Squash and Fresh Corn

Seared squash and fresh corn

Once you have a winter squash partially baked, most anything you make comes together easily and quickly. This simple side dish is easy enough to serve at everyday meals, and festive enough for the holiday table. Though its past fresh corn season in most areas, markets often bring this classic crop back for the holiday season, and it’s still quite good. more→

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Spaghetti Squash with Peas and Almonds

Spagheti squash with peas and almonds

If ever there was a “fun” vegetable, it would be spaghetti squash. Here’s a tasty way to serve it, with a lightly curried tomato-coconut sauce, plus peas and almonds. I enjoy serving it to anyone who has never tried it, as everyone seems amused by its spaghetti-like appearance. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Squash and corn chowder

Squash, corn, and sweet potato combine to make a hearty chowder that’s especially perfect for fall. Though this admittedly involves a bit of preparation, none of it is difficult. It’s a great soup to make on a quiet Sunday — you’ll be happy to come home to it during the week! It’s delicious with fresh cornbread. It’s also the kind of soup you won’t mind making an extra effort to make for holiday meals like Thanksgiving. more→

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Butternut Squash With Whole Wheat, Wild Rice, & Onion Stuffing

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut recipe 2

Even those of us who have given up the bird welcome a Thanksgiving dish that has been stuffed. This satisfying dish of butternut squash stuffed with whole grain (or gluten-free) bread, wild rice, and onions makes a handsome centerpiece for the holiday meal. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet.

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Winter Squash Stuffed with Mashed Potatoes and Peas

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This mild mashed potato-stuffed squash makes a great alternative main dish for Thanksgiving, but it’s any time during fall harvest season or as a winter comfort food. Double the recipe to feed a bigger crowd. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Butternut Squash Puree

Butternut Squash Puree recipe

Here’s a very basic preparation for pureed butternut squash, a great side dish for winter meals. If you use a good, sweet butternut squash you’ll agree that simple can be sublime. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→

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Cranberry Spaghetti Squash

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Served in its shell, this simple preparation of spaghetti squash makes a dramatic presentation as part of a winter meal.

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Baked Delicate Delicata

Roasted Delicata Squash

Delicata squash is delicious any way you slice it. Delicata, acorn, and butternut are three of my favorite varieties of squash. For delicata, wash it, cut it in half from top to bottom, then scoop out the seeds from each half with a spoon and slice into half-inch pieces. This squash is delicious simply steamed in a little water. Contributed by Meg Wolff, from A Life in Balance,* ©2010, Down East Books.

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