From Just Hungry, but modified to cut the spiciness a bit. I just started getting to know winter squashes, and kabocha has become my favorite. It's fairly small, nicely sweet, and the skin is so thin that you don't need to peel it. This is a really easy way of preparing it.
I based this recipe on one I found in Nechama Cohen's "Enlitened Kosher Cooking." I chose the sweet variation, so that's what I'm posting; but if you want a savory kugel, leave out the Splenda, cinnamon and nutmeg and replace it with one peeled, sliced medium onion and two peeled, minced cloves of garlic sauteed in a tablespoon of olive oil. Don't be deterred by the cooking time -- most of it is spent waiting for the squash to cool, or the kugel to bake!
This recipe by Anjum Anand caught my eye. A vegetarian curry is made with butternut squash, chickpeas and the Bengali spice mixture, panch phoron (a blend of equal quantities of fenugreek, nigella seeds, fennel seeds, cumin and mustard seeds or celery seeds), also known as Bengali five-spice). I had most the ingredients so I was able to put it together quickly and easily. I did tweak to make the recipe work for us.
Serve as a side or main over rice.
This recipe comes from an issue of Cooking Light. A co-worker came in several times and heated up this wonderful scented soup. He finally brought the recipe in and it is just so tasty. The lime juice gives it a little tang, the coconut milk and cilantro give it a light and fresh taste, and the shrimp and squash make it filling. Chicken or firm water-packed tofu can be used in place of the shrimp.
This is a delicious healthy side dish. Pretty enough for company, but kids enjoy the sweet taste! Fresh squash is easy to cook in the microwave, but frozen tastes just as good. For the milk, I used nonfat, my neighbor uses Mocha Mix to make it non-dairy. From my neighbor, Tiffanie, who is the best kosher cook ever!!