Winter Squash Ideas

Buttercup. Sweet Dumpling. Terms of endearment? Nope. They're the lesser-known winter squashes. Not sure how to cook them? Here's an easy prep technique and six delicious recipes that'll make winter squash a cold-weather staple.

Simple Squash Prep

For basic roasting, cut squash in half and scrape out the strings and seeds. Cut into large slices and place, unpeeled, on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush lightly with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 30-45 minutes, until tender. Spoon flesh into a bowl, discard skin, and enjoy.

Try these squash recipes:

Curried Squash Soup

Makes: 4 servings (5 1/2 cups)Prep: 15 minutesCook: 35 minutes

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Pork & Winter Squash

Makes: 8 servingsPrep: 20 minutesCook: 12 minutesBake: 45 minutes

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Winter Squash & Tomato Soup

Makes: 8 servingsPrep: 20 minutesCook: 45 minutesBake: 30 minutes

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Roast Stuffed Squash and Fennel

Makes: 6 servingsPrep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesRoast: 1 hour

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Pilaf-Stuffed Squash

Makes: 4 servingsPrep: 25 minutesBake: 1 1/2 hours

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Penne with Roasted Vegetables

Makes: 6 servingsPrep: 20 minutesBake: 35 minutes

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