[Cover photo by Barb Gertz.] Great winter squash recipes. (Except recipes for spaghetti squash appear in my cookbook Strings and stuffed squash appear in my cookbook Stuff It! , which is sorted by type of vegetable.) Summer squash recipes can be found in my cookbook Veggies: Too Much Zucchini!
Some vegetable dishes, using the right ingredients, can be transformed into a sweet and interesting side dish that has the flavor of a dessert. Butternut squash is naturally sweet that can be made to taste like dessert.
This recipe originally appeared in the New York Times this past March. I love winter squash and paired with curry, chili and tomatoes, this seemed like it would be a hit in my kitchen. Though I have not tried it yet, I’m posting it here for sharing with my favorite foodies. I think this will make a terrific side with paired with Tandoori chicken.
I've tried several butternut soups and this is the best of the bunch. Every part of the squash gets used, adding lots of flavor. You can store it in the refrigerator (or so I hear) and reheat, but never boil, the soup.
From Fitness Magazine, February 2006. This soup can be prepared with just about any variety of squash and pear. The squash skin is used in a resourceful way to make a stock for this recipe. I didn't realize how many hardcore squash lovers there are on Zaar until I checked the recipe database!
My brother made this from a recipe my SIL got on-line. It's originally from Bon Appetit. I loved the way the fennel and squash tasted, asked her for the recipe, and here it is! Good fall recipe, for Thanksgiving or Christmas (which is what my brother made it for). We never celebrate Christmas on Christmas which is why I'm able to post it early.
Wonderful flavor combination and they look so attractive.Use unsweetened dried Cranberries or you may substitute dried tart cherries. This will make a lovely Thankgiving or Christmas dish. Original recipe from meals.com
This is a recipe I came across from Chef Jean Pierre. I just love this soup, I am sure you will too. Perfect for the holiday's! COOKS NOTE: Feel free to microwave your butternut squash if you prefer to save cooking time.
From WW online. Can also be made with pears instead of apples. Partially cooking a hard-shell squash makes it easier to peel. Pierce the gourd in several places with a fork, microwave on HIGH for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on size, and then peel.
A great (and impressive!) vegetarian dish for entertaining or to take to potluck dinners. Serve with a salad and it's dinner. Adapted from a recipe from Pilates Style magazine. Walnuts add crunch and lentils add protein and using vegetable oil spray instead of lots of olive oil cuts down on calories without sacrificing taste.
This is a Delia Smith recipe, which I love and use often, so thought I'd share. It introduced me to celeriac, which isn't the same as celery, by the way. You can prepare the vegetables a couple of days in advance, if need be, and keep sealed in a plastic bag in the fridge.