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100 Things to Do With Winter Squash

You know it's fall when store shelves are stocked with plump butternut, acorn, spaghetti, buttercup and other squash varieties. These winter squash recipes show all kinds of ways to prepare these harvest favorites.

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Easy Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

When the weather turns cold, get cozy with a bowl of this butternut squash soup. This recipe is super easy. The cream adds richness, but if you're looking to cut calories, it can be omitted. Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Turkey-Stuffed Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Turkey-Stuffed Acorn Squash

We stuff acorn squash with leftovers like turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce. Make as much or as little as you need to use everything up. Cindy Romberg, Mississauga, Ontario

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Spaghetti Squash Meatball CasseroleTaste of Home

Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

One of our favorite comfort food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lightened-up, healthier version featuring so many veggies. The same beloved flavors with more nutritious ingredients! Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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taste of home recipe contest Pumpkin MashupsSydney Watson/Taste of Home

Pumpkin Mashups Recipe Contest

Sure, pumpkin pie is a best-loved staple, but we want all your squash recipes that push the envelope. We heard your homemade pumpkin Pop Tarts are fall-breakfast heaven. And no cold-weather dinner is complete without your shredded butternut squash slaw, followed by a dessert of comforting sweet potato cobbler.Show us what you gotwhen it comes to gourds for a chance to see your recipe here.

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Hasselback Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Hasselback Butternut Squash

Squash makes the perfect holiday side dish, especially when it's Hasselback butternut squash! The thin slits cut into each half allow the butter, maple syrup, brown sugar and ground chipotle mixture to get in every single nook and cranny. This is one side that everyone at your holiday table will be excited to gobble up! —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha SquashTaste of Home

Fig-Carrot Stuffed Kabocha Squash

While searching for a new winter squash variety, I stumbled upon kabocha squashit really wowed me. The flavor and texture are both rich and beautiful, and this recipe, which I improvised, really suits the squash well. Caitlin Stephens-North, Malden, Massachusetts

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Cider Baked SquashTaste of Home

Cider Baked Squash

I'm a freelance writer who sometimes needs a break from a long session of working on a story. That's when I escape to the kitchen to whip up something that's good to eat, yet easy to prepare. This is one of my favorites!

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Golden Butternut Squash TartTaste of Home

Golden Butternut Squash Tart

This savory and flavorful butternut squash tart is perfect for the holiday season. It'll warm you right up. —Theresa Gutsch, Wausau, Wisconsin

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Acorn Squash with Leftover StuffingTaste of Home

Acorn Squash with Leftover Stuffing

Our Test Kitchen offer up this unique way to present leftover stuffing. Serve this squash as a hearty side dish or as a meatless entree.

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Butternut Squash CustardTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Custard

My husband first tasted this comforting casserole more than 10 years ago when he was still my fiance. Having enjoyed it so much, he said I needed to offer it at every Thanksgiving dinner. I was happy to oblige!Maura Calusdian, Londonderry, New Hampshire

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Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry-Walnut FillingTaste of Home

Baked Acorn Squash with Blueberry-Walnut Filling

I absolutely love squashand I've filled it with so many variations of savory stuffing over the years. But my favorite way to stuff it is with an unexpected fruit filling, like this sweet apple-blueberry one. Bruce Newcomer, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Inside-Out Stuffed CabbageTaste of Home

Inside-Out Stuffed Cabbage

Preparing stuffed cabbage rolls can be time-consuming, but this version with butternut squash has the classic flavors and its table ready in just 30 minutes. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Cheddar-Butternut Squash ClafoutisTaste of Home

Cheddar-Butternut Squash Clafoutis

I came up with this savory version of the classic French dessert, clafoutis, and shared it for dinner with a salad. My friends loved it, but in the end I could have eaten the whole pan myself while dreaming of being in Paris with every scrumptious bite. Joseph A. Sciascia, San Mateo, California

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Herbed Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Herbed Butternut Squash

This is just one of many ways I prepare butternut squash for my two girls. Its a winter staple in our house. Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Turkey Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Finding healthy recipes the family will eat is a challenge. This elegant squash is one we love, and it works with pork, turkey and chicken sausage. Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Sausage & Rice Stuffed PumpkinsTaste of Home

Sausage & Rice Stuffed Pumpkins

My children often request this dish. It also adds a great "wow" factor to a festive buffet table.Andria Peckham, Lowell, Michigan

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Couscous & Sausage-Stuffed Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Couscous & Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

If you have a tiny apartment, zero counter space and only two people to feed, hefty meals are out. This acorn squash with couscous is just the right size. Jessica Levinson, Nyack, New York

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Roasted Butternut LinguineTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Linguine

Squash is one of our favorite vegetables, and this is my husband's favorite fall dish. He looks forward to it all year. Kim Caputo, Cannon Falls, Minnesota

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Roasted Butternut Squash DippersTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Squash Dippers

When it comes to fries, I've made everything from apple and carrot to pumpkin and zucchini. The sour cream sauce is just heavenly. Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

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Roasted Butternut Squash PanzanellaTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

Squash was a hard sell with my family until I paired it with pumpkin seeds, cranberries and horseradish. Now they love it! Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut

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Wild Rice Stuffed SquashTaste of Home

Wild Rice Stuffed Squash

I made this recipe when we invited both our families to celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our new home. There were 37 of us, and those who tried this dish raved about it. Robin Thompson, Roseville, California

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Squash Custard PieTaste of Home

Squash Custard Pie

Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie, but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It's good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school, or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Mary Kelly, Hopland, California

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Curried Acorn Squash SoupTaste of Home

Curried Acorn Squash Soup

Here is an easy acorn squash soup that highlights the sweet flavor of the squash. The curry powder gives it a unique taste. Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon

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Baked Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Baked Butternut Squash

Take advantage of fabulous fall produce and roast this scrumptious side. Lightly seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, this is my favorite baked butternut squash recipeit could almost be dessert! Heidi Vawdrey, Riverton, Utah

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Winter Squash, Sausage & Feta BakeTaste of Home

Winter Squash, Sausage & Feta Bake

This time of year, I can't resist butternut squash, with its bright color and fall flavor. It helps make this casserole a guaranteed hit at potlucks. Craig Simpson, Savannah, Georgia

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Roasted Vegetables with SageTaste of Home

Roasted Vegetables with Sage

When I can't decide what vegetable to serve at dinner, I turn to this oven-roasted medley that features brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots and butternut squash. It pleases everyone around the table.Betty Fulks, Onia, Arkansas

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"Apres-Ski" SoupTaste of Home

"Apres-Ski" Soup

Apres ski, French for "after skiing," refers to the social time directly after getting off the slopes, and this microwave soup is perfect for the occasion. Chock full of healthy veggies, this one will warm you from head to toe. Nancy Hamlin, Littleton, Colorado

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Coconut Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Coconut Acorn Squash

Save yourself some time in the kitchen and toss the squash in the microwave for a truly quick dish. Sometimes squash can be a bit tasteless. I conquer this by adding a bit of mango chutney and coconut. It really makes the flavor pop. Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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Roasted Squash, Carrots & WalnutsTaste of Home

Roasted Squash, Carrots & Walnuts

After the turkeys done, I dial up the oven temp and roast carrots and squash for this yummy side. That frees me up to start the gravy. Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Honey-Squash Dinner RollsTaste of Home

Honey-Squash Dinner Rolls

These puffy dinner rolls take on rich color when you add squash to the dough. Any squash variety works. I've even used cooked carrots. Marcia Whitney, Gainesville, Florida

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Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy MealTaste of Home

Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal

I first created my sons favorite dish using homegrown squash, kielbasa and salsa. This variation uses only a few ingredients. Pam Copeland, Taylorsville, Utah

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Easy Grilled SquashTaste of Home

Easy Grilled Squash

This is grilled butternut squash recipe is one of my favorite ways to cook with fresh produce. I usually make it when I am grilling steak or chicken. Esther Horst, Monterey, Tennessee

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Butternut Squash Oven RisottoTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Oven Risotto

Squash and beer make my risotto different and delicious. Plus, cooking it in the oven cuts down on hands-on time making it. Win-win. Katie Ferrier Gage, Houston, TX

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Roasted Pumpkin NachosTaste of Home

Roasted Pumpkin Nachos

Previously, I had made this dish with black beans and corn off the cob in the summer. Wanting to try it with fresh fall ingredients, I replaced the corn with roasted pumpkinyum! It's also good with butternut squash. Lesle Harwood, Douglassville, Pennsylvania

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Roasted Butternut Squash TacosTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Squash Tacos

Spicy butternut squash makes a fine base for these vegetarian tacos. I'm always looking for quick and nutritious weeknight dinners for my family, and these are delicious, too! Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Maple-Glazed Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash

With a maple syrup and brown sugar glaze, this squash becomes pleasantly sweet. This is comfort foodeasy to prepare and a tasty pairing with a pork entree. Nancy Mueller, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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Quinoa-Stuffed Squash BoatsTaste of Home

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash Boats

My colorful boats with quinoa, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds use delicata squash, a winter squash with edible skin thats cream-colored with green stripes. In a pinch, acorn squash will dobut don't eat the skin! Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Pork Chops & Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Pork Chops & Acorn Squash

My husband and I are crazy for the squash we grow in our garden. For a sweet and tangy dish, we slow-cook it with pork chops and orange juice. Mary Johnson, Coloma, Wisconsin

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Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels SproutsTaste of Home

Roasted Pumpkin and Brussels Sprouts

While traveling to Taiwan, I had the pleasure of trying a unique vegetable dish that included fresh pumpkin. It inspired me to roast pumpkin with Brussels sprouts. Pam Correll, Brockport, Pennsylvania

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Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Meat SauceTaste of Home

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

I have reduced grains and other starches in my diet due to health reasons, so I was looking for filling, comforting meals without pasta or potatoes. When I was tinkering with this recipe, I discovered that spaghetti squash is fun to experiment with as well as eat. Becky Ruff, Mc Gregor, Iowa

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Maple-Roasted Chicken & Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Maple-Roasted Chicken & Acorn Squash

When I became a new mother, my mom helped me find comforting and simple recipes to have on hand. This terrific roast chicken is a happy discovery. Sara Eilers, Surprise, Arizona

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Butternut Squash with Maple SyrupTaste of Home

Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

I love this roasted butternut squash because its marvelous served hot or cold and it's loaded with flavor from garlic, ginger and leeks. Marie Willette, Bellows Falls, Vermont

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Arizona Chicken in Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Arizona Chicken in Acorn Squash

Give stuffed acorn squash a taste of the Southwest with this comforting recipe. We love the crunch of the toasted almonds, heat of green chiles, and creamy texture of avocado. Martha Sparlin, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels SproutsTaste of Home

Roasted Acorn Squash & Brussels Sprouts

I love creating dishes with few ingredients and easy steps, like squash with Brussels sprouts. Maple syrup adds a slight sweetness, and pecans give it a toasty crunch. Angela LeMoine, Howell, New Jersey

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Cranberry Roasted SquashTaste of Home

Cranberry Roasted Squash

I created this recipe one day when I wanted a warm, fragrant side dish. The aroma of the squash and cranberries cooking in the oven is just as heavenly as the taste itself. Jamillah Almutawakil, Superior, Colorado

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Maple Winter Squash CasseroleTaste of Home

Maple Winter Squash Casserole

This scrumptious casserole combines pumpkin and two other kinds of squash in a creamy, savory mix. The recipe also would work with other squash combos, or just one type instead of three. Have fun with ityou really can't go wrong! Joanne Iovino, Kings Park, New York

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Maple-Glazed SquashTaste of Home

Maple-Glazed Squash

Squash gets pleasantly sweet and spicy flavors from maple syrup and cinnamon in this recipe. Betty Kay Sitzman, Wray, Colorado

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Maple, Fennel & Squash BitesTaste of Home

Maple, Fennel & Squash Bites

I cant stop nibbling these flaky squares loaded with harvest ingredients. The frozen puff pastry helps simplify the prep work. Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Roasted Butternut Squash BreadTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Squash Bread

Butternut squash is so versatile, I use it to make a sweet and savory bread thats fabulous for breakfast, snacking or even dessert. Sarah Meuser, New Milford, Connecticut

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Roasted Herbed Squash with Goat CheeseTaste of Home

Roasted Herbed Squash with Goat Cheese

Cooking is a hobby I'm so happy to share with my toddler. She (and all our Christmas Eve party guests) heartily approved of this new potluck favorite. Any type of winter squash works here. Lindsay Oberhausen, Lexington, Kentucky

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Ham and White Bean SoupTaste of Home

Ham and White Bean Soup

I came up with this recipe when I wanted to make dinner in the slow cooker but didn't have time to go to the grocery store. I went through my freezer and cupboards and threw in what I thought would go well together. At the last minute, I decided to add Old Bay. This flavorful soup was a make-again! Stacey Cornell, Saratoga Springs, New York

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Butternut & Portobello LasagnaTaste of Home

Butternut & Portobello Lasagna

Lasagna gets fresh flavor and color when you make it with roasted butternut squash, portobello mushrooms, basil and spinach. We feast on this. Edward and Danielle Walker, Traverse City, Michigan

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Warm Squash & Quinoa SaladTaste of Home

Warm Squash & Quinoa Salad

Whenever I see butternut squash at the supermarket, I buy one. It's amazing tossed with earthy quinoa, Italian spices and crunchy pine nuts. And don't get me started on the browned butter! Yum. Carly Taylor, Libertyville, Illinois

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Butternut Squash ButterTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Butter

Looking for a tasty way to use up those pumpkins and have a wonderful gift during the holidays? My pumpkin butter is delicious on biscuits or homemade bread, and also makes a tempting filling for miniature tart shells. Wanda Richardson, Somers, Montana

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Spiced Butternut Squash PieTaste of Home

Spiced Butternut Squash Pie

My mom always made this dessert with her homegrown squash. It was my dad's favorite after-dinner treat. I continue to make it to this day. Johnna Poulson, Celebration, Florida.

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Lemon-Roasted Squash with TarragonTaste of Home

Lemon-Roasted Squash with Tarragon

Roasting really brings out the flavor of butternut squash and zucchini. I drizzle them with lemon juice, oil, garlic and seasonings, then pop them in the oven. Carrie Farias, Oak Ridge, New Jersey

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Rustic Squash TartsTaste of Home

Rustic Squash Tarts

This recipe is hiding a big surprise. Flaky, rustic-looking pastry shells hold a sweet and spicy pecan layer under the squash slices. Ann Marie Moch, Kintyre, ND

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Acorn Squash with Cranberry StuffingTaste of Home

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Stuffing

If you have squash or cranberry lovers at the table, heres your new go-to recipe. Its colorful, the blend of flavors is delicious and its a fitting addition to a Thanksgiving menu. Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

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Chicken Butternut ChiliTaste of Home

Chicken Butternut Chili

At our house, we just love a good comforting, hearty, tomato-based chili with bold flavors! This unique chili is loaded with veggies and flavor. You can also prepare the recipe in the slow cooker. Just add ingredients to the crock and cook over high heat for about 4 hours. Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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Sausage, Kale and Squash Bread PuddingTaste of Home

Sausage, Kale and Squash Bread Pudding

Who said bread pudding has to be for dessert? I love to serve this for brunch or dinner when I want something hearty and a little unusual. Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Winter Vegetable Shepherd's PieTaste of Home

Winter Vegetable Shepherd's Pie

We seem to eat for comfort during the holidays...but comfort foods aren't necessarily healthy. To make a classic comfort food dish more healthy, I came up with this lovely take: turkey shepherd's pie. It's perfect for putting out on your holiday buffet table. Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Wild Rice and Squash PilafTaste of Home

Wild Rice and Squash Pilaf

This pilaf is fantastic with fish or poultry and especially compatible with turkey. Since it's so colorful, I like to think it makes my turkey dressed for the holidays. Erica Ollmann, San Diego, California

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Butternut Squash RollsTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Rolls

With their cheery yellow color and delicious aroma, these appealing buns will brighten your buffet table. Plus, I've found this recipe is a wonderful way to use up squash from the garden. Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

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Winter Squash CasseroleTaste of Home

Winter Squash Casserole

Years ago, our vegetable garden kept us well-supplied all year long. Dad stored huge piles of potatoes and squash in the coldest part of the basement. In winter the squash was so hard. Mother sometimes used an ax to cut it into small pieces for cooking! Her hard work was worth it, because we really enjoyed this wonderful casserole! Glendora Hauger, Siren, Wisconsin

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Apple Squash SoupTaste of Home

Apple Squash Soup

I add a little ginger and sage to this creamy butternut squash apple soup. My family loves it when autumn rolls around. Crystal Ralph-Haughn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Squash & Chicken StewTaste of Home

Squash & Chicken Stew

We created a satisfying stew thats nutritious, loaded with flavor and family-friendly. Slowly simmer chicken thighs with stewed tomatoes, butternut squash, green peppers and onion for meal-in-one convenience. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Butternut Squash Apple BakeTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Apple Bake

Even those who aren't fans of squash enjoy this side dish. Sweet slices of butternut squash are topped with apples covered in a cinnamon-sugar glaze for a quick and easy dinner accompaniment. Ellie Klopping, Toledo, Ohio

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Maple-Almond Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Maple-Almond Butternut Squash

A heartwarming side dish, especially on chilly days, this is a cinch to prepare, making it a good choice for any weeknight. Its impressive enough for company, too. Judy Lawson, Chelsea, Michigan

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Company Turkey PotpieTaste of Home

Company Turkey Potpie

Here's our smart spin on potpie, filled with turkey, autumn vegetables and a creamy herb sauce. Best of all, there's no crust to makejust top with prepared phyllo dough. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Chipotle Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup

My hearty soup uses herbs and vegetables from the garden along with convenient pantry items, so its easy, fast and mostly fresh. Your family will devour it. Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Vegetable Lentil SoupTaste of Home

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Heres a healthy soup that's ideal for vegetarians and those watching their weight. Butternut squash and lentils make it hearty, while herbs and other veggies round out the flavor. Mark Morgan, Waterford, Wisconsin

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Persimmon Squash PieTaste of Home

Persimmon Squash Pie

I created this recipe for our local persimmon festival, using homegrown squash. Make sure the persimmons are ripe! I like to use a few extra toffee bits and pecans in the garnish. Betty Milligan, Bedford, Indiana

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Pasta with Creamy Fennel SauceTaste of Home

Pasta with Creamy Fennel Sauce

When pureeing fennel one day, I realized its velvety texture would make for a creamy, delicious pasta saucewithout all the guilt. My experiment worked, and now I enjoy this good-for-you pasta sauce all the time. Deb Schwab, Moraga, California

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Spiced Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

I like making this recipe year round, but it's best in the fall and winter months when butternut squash is in season. I love it because it's hearty and filling, but very healthy as well as easy to make. Serve it with some good crusty bread! Julie Hession - Las Vegas, Nevada

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Butternut Squash and Barley SoupTaste of Home

Butternut Squash and Barley Soup

I love to use my garden produce in this veggie-packed soup. Serve it with oatmeal dinner rolls and you've got a delicious, healthy dinner. Julie Sloan, Osceola, Indiana

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Spicy Pork and Butternut Squash RaguTaste of Home

Spicy Pork and Butternut Squash Ragu

This recipe is a marvelously spicy combo that's perfect for cooler fall weather and satisfying after a day spent outdoors. Monica Osterhaus, Paducah, Kentucky

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Butternut Squash and Carrot SoupTaste of Home

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

I got this golden soup recipe from a friend. Sometimes I add a few slices of red pepper to change up the flavor a bit. Pat Roberts, Thornton, Ontario

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Curried Squash & SausageTaste of Home

Curried Squash & Sausage

This stovetop supper is simple to make, and it charms my whole family of curry lovers. My kids even ask for it cold to have in their school lunches. Colette Lower, York, Pennsylvania

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Butternut Squash Dinner RollsTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls

These wholesome rolls are a pleasant addition to any entree. I get so many requests for them at holiday time. I make about 100 dozen in December! Ula Kessler, Liberty Center, Ohio

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Tropical Squash and Black Bean BurritosTaste of Home

Tropical Squash and Black Bean Burritos

The pineapple salsa in these hearty burritos gives you a taste of the tropics on a chilly day. Stuffed with black beans, butternut squash and spinach, they're a nutritious, delicious and fun dinner for any night. Deanna McDonald, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Butternut Squash ChiliTaste of Home

Butternut Squash Chili

Add butternut squash to chili for a tasty, filling, energy-packed dish your whole family will love. Mine does! Jeanne Larson, Mission Viejo, California

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Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffed ShellsTaste of Home

Butternut Squash and Sausage Stuffed Shells

I rarely invite friends for dinner without someone requesting this easy pasta casserole. The sweet squash complements the spicy sausage, and the creamy goat cheese makes it all just melt in your mouth! You can substitute manicotti or even rolled lasagna noodles for the shells. The stuffed shells and sauce can be prepared a day ahead and assembled just before baking. Taylor Hale, Sonoma, California

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Golden Butternut Squash LasagnaTaste of Home

Golden Butternut Squash Lasagna

My rich, saucy lasagna features winter squash at its finest. The whipped cream topping adds a unique twist to this meatless casserole packed with roasted butternut squash, two kinds of cheese and a host of seasonings. Allowing the lasagna to stand for 10 to 15 minutes before serving makes it easier to cut. Lisa Sheets, Carmel, Indiana

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Butternut Squash, Cauliflower & Beef Shepherd's PieTaste of Home

Butternut Squash, Cauliflower & Beef Shepherd's Pie

I love to get creative with classic dishes, such as this colorful version of shepherd's pie. Adding squash and cauliflower boosts the nutritional value and cuts the calories. Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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Butternut GoulashTaste of Home

Butternut Goulash

We make this treasured family goulash recipe using squash from our own backyard. The chili powder and cayenne really warm you up! Allison Wilmarth, Forest City, Pennsylvania

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Hubbard Squash PieTaste of Home

Hubbard Squash Pie

My mom made this pienever pumpkineach Thanksgiving, and everyone looked forward to it. I have fond memories of my dad cutting up a hulking big blue Hubbard squash on the kitchen counter and cooking it in order for Mom to make the pies. A more manageable butternut squash will deliver an equally delicate-tasting pie! Patti Ann Christian, Ararat, North Carolina

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Butternut Gratin with Parmesan-Sage ToppingTaste of Home

Butternut Gratin with Parmesan-Sage Topping

Heres a wonderful side dish for Christmastime. The baked butternut squash and onions get extra flavor from a topping of panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and seasonings. Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri

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Hearty Butternut Squash SoupTaste of Home

Hearty Butternut Squash Soup

The comforting combination of squash, meat, beans and veggies makes this my go-to soup in fall. It's full of freshness. Jaye Beeler, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Sausage-Stuffed Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Sausage-Stuffed Butternut Squash

Load butternut squash shells with an Italian turkey sausage and squash mixture for a quick and easy meal. Even better, it's surprisingly low in calories. Katia Slinger, Columbus, Georgia

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Festive Fall Tortellini TossTaste of Home

Festive Fall Tortellini Toss

Fall is my favorite season and I love the foods of autumn, such as mushrooms, squash, apples and walnuts. I combined these all with pasta to make a delicious side dish perfect for sharing at a potluck; the recipe can easily be doubled and can be served either warm or at room temperature. Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

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Roasted Butternut Tossed SaladTaste of Home

Roasted Butternut Tossed Salad

This salad makes an easy and special side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, and it's packed with nutritious veggies, almonds, berries and squash. Katie Wollgast, Florissant, Missouri

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Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti SquashTaste of Home

Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash

This quick casserole is called "cheesy" for a reason. Stir in any kind you've got. Jean Williams, Stillwater, Oklahoma

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Spaghetti Squash Lo MeinTaste of Home

Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein

My colorful Lo Mein is a lighter version of the classic Chinese dish that everyone at our table loves. Try it with a squirt of Sriracha. Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas

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Winter Squash & Blue Cheese PastaTaste of Home

Winter Squash & Blue Cheese Pasta

Even though I can throw together this supper in record time, it impresses our guests because it looks so elaborate. The luscious, creamy sauce makes everybody feel cozy. Amy Tlockowski, Roanoke, Virginia

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Spiced Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Spiced Acorn Squash

Working full time, I found I didn't always have time to cook the meals my family loved, so I re-created many of those dishes in the slow cooker. This treatment for squash is one of our favorites. Carol Greco, Centereach, New York

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Waffle-Iron Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Waffle-Iron Acorn Squash

I love to get the kids involved in cooking, and this squash is so simple even a small child can cook it with minimal adult supervision. The recipe is fun, fast and no-fuss, and doesn't use valuable oven space before big family meals. Donna Kelly, Orem, Utah

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Ginger Butternut Squash BisqueTaste of Home

Ginger Butternut Squash Bisque

This soup is filling enough for my husband, and its vegetarian, which I love. The couple who introduced us made it for us on a freezing night and weve been hooked ever since. Cara McDonald, Winter Park, Colorado

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Italian Spaghetti SquashTaste of Home

Italian Spaghetti Squash

This is a unique and easy way to cook spaghetti squash. Be sure the squash is on the small or medium side so that it fits into the slow cooker after being cut in half. Melissa Brooks, Sparta, Wisconsin

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Sausage-Stuffed Acorn SquashTaste of Home

Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash gets a sweet and savory treatment when stuffed with sausage, onion, spinach and cranberries to make this pretty autumn entree. Cooking the squash in the microwave makes this quick enough for a busy weeknight. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Spaghetti Squash Casserole BakeTaste of Home

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Bake

Don't be fooled by this recipeit only looks complicated. long ago, one of our daughters passed it on along with squash from her first garden.Glenafa Vrchota, Mason City, Iowa

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Spiced Carrots & Butternut SquashTaste of Home

Spiced Carrots & Butternut Squash

When I've got a lot going on, my slow cooker is my go-to tool for cooking veggies. I toss in cumin and chili powder to bring out the natural sweetness of carrots and squash. Courtney Stultz, Columbus, Kansas

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Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.

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