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Soup weather and other savory ways to use winter squash

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Today’s featured vegetable is butternut squash! This season we grew 7 squash plants which supplied us with an abundant crop of beautiful squash and way more than we can eat. Thankfully we grow for market and were able to sell some before the end of market season. Additionally, our customers received a squash in their final fall share. However, we still have several on hand. They store well so I’ll be able to use them throughout the winter months.

SavoryButternut squash is extremely versatile. It can be used in sweet and savory dishes. I used to focus on soup since it’s one of my favorites but lately I’ve been seeking out new ways to use this delicious ingredient. Most of these recipes are equally good with other winter squash too.

My mother-in-law shared an easy recipe for roasted butternut squash and apple that is absolutely delicious. I particularly love the tips that this blog includes about how to safely peel a butternut because it can be daunting to tackle the tough outer skin without a little prep work first.

We attended the Young Farmers conference at Stone Barns last year and the food was out of this world. I adopted this recipe of roasted butternut squash on toast slathered in goat cheese and sprinkled with arugula, pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinegar.

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This is another I can’t wait to try. It sounds so tasty. Butternut squash fettuccine alfredo! Um, yes please!

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I love pumpkin roll and a quick internet search shows that butternuts can be used in place of pumpkin. I also plan to make butternut squash muffins. This recipe has oats and candied ginger!

What are your favorite ways to use butternut squash?

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5 thoughts on “Soup weather and other savory ways to use winter squash

  1. Soup, soup and more soup. However, that is the only way I’ve eaten it so far, being only recently introduced to such a wonderful vegetable.

    Anyway, I look forward to reading how to safely peel a butternut squash. I managed to get four small ones this year (first time growing them), so I’ll try for bigger next year.

  2. Perfect timing. We’re making our favorite butternut squash soup tonight! We add coconut oil and roasted pumpkin seed. Super good.

    Looking forward to trying the butternut squash fettuccine alfredo. Growl goes the tummy.

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